Do you think an Instagram app for kids is a good idea?


24th March 2021

FACEBOOK is building a version of Instagram especially for children.

The social media giant is creating a version of its photo sharing platform, designed for those under 13 years of age. At the moment, you must be 13 or older to use Instagram.

Facebook’s Joe Osborne said the company is working on building products that are suitable for kids to use safely, but managed by parents.

However, Amnesty International said that “social media companies have a responsibility to protect children and young people online, but building a separate version of their platforms is not the answer.”

Do you think an Instagram app for kids is a good idea?


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mothstar · 3 weeks ago

definitely not because someone might fake being a kid. also think of all of the scams that would go on just like on twitter and facebook. it is bad enough on tiktok. (i think thats how you spell it).

historygal · 3 weeks ago

I think it matters on how it is done rather than the actual idea because it could be good or terrible in exicution

bookworm66 · 2 weeks ago

I think that it is a good idea but maybe just for 6-10 year olds as 11/12 year olds might find the controls limiting. Sometimes controls limit you too much and limits you for doing the things you want to use the app for. But I think it is a good idea for younger kids.

scarlet10 · 2 weeks ago

This would be fun because you can share photos and see photos that are suitable for your age !:)

opalbarnet · 2 weeks ago

i think it might damage kids mental health to have other people writing about their appearance

tsait · 2 weeks ago

i think it is a GREAT idea considering children can interact with others and take responsibility into teir own hands

tsait · 2 weeks ago

***their own hands...

tsait · 2 weeks ago


ellabeegee · 2 weeks ago

Yes I do because many kids want or have Instagram and it’s not good. They need an alternative

hyprstr · 2 weeks ago

Social media can be really destructive and it’s horrible that big companies want to foist this on even younger kids.

kittymoi · 2 weeks ago

We children need Instagram so we can keep it touch

cuddle3 · 2 weeks ago

I think it's a bad idea because children will bully each other and adults might go on it and trick people. I can see the good points of it so it was hard to vote. I voted No.

cybercy · 2 weeks ago

i think so so people can post stuff and make views an ya know just post things for help and stuff

koksmaster · 2 weeks ago

I think it is a good idea because kids can go on social media but at the same time be safe.

nim-pom · 2 weeks ago

No, it's a bad idea. Although the app will supposedly be managed by parents, the child will still be able to see every single part of the app when they are using it. Unfortunately, "bad" people will still be able to go on the app and spread negativity, e.g. fake news and inappropriate messages/photos/videos (unless there is a ban on them). My answer may change if the products that enable the children's online safety on the app are revealed.

ivansp2011 · 2 weeks ago

I do not think it is a good idea because people will then stay more in phones and becomemore addicted

butterfly- · 2 weeks ago

I don’t really think this is a good idea, because I think no matter how safe this would be, it revolves around the same idea of ‘social media’ and basically encourages children to engage in proper social media when they’re older. I think there would be a plenty of other ways to do things.

edpl · 2 weeks ago

Yes it could help people soscialise during lockdown

sparkle29 · 2 weeks ago

I think it is great idea to have Instagram for kids as it's kind of preparing kids for the real Instagram.

cloudy23 · 2 weeks ago

I've been talking to my parents about getting Insta, and I think a child-suitable version of the app a wonderful way to keep kids safe without them missing things.

omangion · 2 weeks ago

I personally think that it is a good idea to make an Instagram app just for children, which is managed by parents, as it will not be showing rude comments that might be posted. Also, parents might be able to hide posts that are not right before the child looks at it.

ansha007 · 2 weeks ago

It is a good idea, because, then kids would also be able to experience how Instagram is like! so....AWESOME IDEA

ansha007 · 2 weeks ago

I agree with another comment too, this could help children socialise during lockdown

cr1cket1 · 2 weeks ago

No, because you have already got Tiktok and YouTube and I don't know why you need any more! I put NO!!

ansha007 · 1 week ago

many people think it is a good idea

ansha007 · 1 week ago

I'm with Kittymol

ansha007 · 1 week ago

In this horrible time, it is important to meet up with family and friends, so an Instagram for kids would be a good idea, then children can interact and get to know each other more.

weirdcat · 1 week ago

It depends on how safe it actually is i think....

sushirat1 · 1 week ago

This will just make kids addicted to phones too!
It is bad enough teens but growing kids?!
Nuh uh!
Anyway, how will they make it totally safe?!
What ever they do,it could still be unsafe!

dottypop1 · 5 days ago

It would be a bad idea to make a Instagram for children because apps like Tiktok and them have allzorts of people on them and it is hard to manege who is on and what age they ar a 30 Year old
Could say that are 10 years old wen they are not then enything coold happen.