Instagram, Snapchat, Tiktok and Whatsapp are adding parental controls to protect teenage users, but critics say they do little to block inappropriate content. Photo: Shutterstock
Instagram, Snapchat, Tiktok and Whatsapp are adding parental controls to protect teenage users, but critics say they do little to block inappropriate content. Photo: Shutterstock

Are more parental controls for social media sites Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and WhatsApp really improving child safety?

  • Social media platforms are under pressure for the perceived harm they cause teens, and some have recently added new safety features
  • Critics say these measures put the burden on parents while doing little to screen for age-inappropriate content

Instagram, Snapchat, Tiktok and Whatsapp are adding parental controls to protect teenage users, but critics say they do little to block inappropriate content. Photo: Shutterstock
Instagram, Snapchat, Tiktok and Whatsapp are adding parental controls to protect teenage users, but critics say they do little to block inappropriate content. Photo: Shutterstock
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