Instagram launches tool urging teens to take a break

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Instagram Instagram has has added added a a tool tool to to suggest suggest teens teens take take a a break break in in a a bid bid to to protect protect young young users users from from the the potentially potentially harmful harmful effects effects of of social social media media Instagram Instagram has has launched launched a a feature feature that that urges urges teenagers teenagers to to take take a a break break from from scrolling scrolling if if they've they've been been on on the the photo photo sharing sharing platform platform for for a a while while in in a a blog blog post post today today Instagram Instagram head head Adam Adam Mosseri Mosseri says says young young users users in in the the U. U. S. S. U. U. K. K. and and several several other other English English speaking speaking countries countries we'll we'll see see notifications notifications and and the the urge urge to to set set reminders reminders to to take take more more breaks breaks going going forward forward the the company company says says it's it's developing developing new new features features to to be be stricter stricter about about what what it it posts posts and and hashtags hashtags it it recommends recommends their their first first tools tools for for parents parents will will roll roll out out early early next next year year the the company company and and its its owner owner Facebook Facebook now now renamed renamed meta meta platforms platforms is is weathering weathering backlash backlash about about not not doing doing enough enough to to rein rein in in harmful harmful content content must must area area scheduled scheduled to to testify testify before before a a Senate Senate subcommittee subcommittee on on Wednesday Wednesday afternoon afternoon I'm I'm Jennifer Jennifer king king

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