Originally post on Morning Brew by Alex Hickey

Attorneys General Ask Facebook to Drop Plans for Instagram for Kids

Yesterday, a group of 44 attorneys general asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to ditch plans to develop an Instagram platform for children younger than 13, the current age cutoff for FB services.

The reasoning: If they’ve still got training wheels, they’re too young to navigate treacherous digital sidewalks filled with cyberbullies and online predators. The AGs cited studies showing that social media negatively impacts youngsters’ physical and emotional health, and expressed concerns about Facebook’s previous shortcomings in protecting society’s youngest members…

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