Instagram for Kids – Paused

If you weren’t aware already, Instagram have been working on a version for kids. I honestly couldn’t think of a worse idea, but it just goes to show how desperate Facebook (who own Instagram) are to keep users within the Facebook stratosphere.

Facebook have featured a lot in the media over the past few days, principally due to documents leaked to the Wall Street Journal showing that the company knows that Instagram poses serious risks to mental ill health in teenage girls (the original WSJ article is behind a paywall but you can read an article on Techcrunch HERE).

Facebook have been working on a version of Instagram for kids for some time, although within the last couple of days they have publicly stated they have paused (not stopped) the development and further clarified that the version will be for 10-12 year olds.