Imagine a world where kids can be kids
Tell Mark Zuckerberg: No Instagram for kids!
CCFC is leading a powerful international coalition of 100 experts, advocates, and organizations in calling on Facebook to abandon its plans to create an Instagram for children.
The many 10- to 12- year-olds already on the main Instagram platform are unlikely to migrate to a “babyish” version of the real thing. Instead, an Instagram for kids would draw in the millions of children without accounts, priming them to use the adult platform as soon as they turn 13.
Now more than ever, what children really need is time to play, learn, and socialize away from digital devices, not their own version of an app that is relentlessly focused on branding, appearance, and self-presentation.
Read our letter to Mark Zuckerberg, then add your name to tell Facebook: no Instagram for kids!
Your guide to online videos for preschoolers
Online video platforms like YouTube are among the most popular sites for children, yet most of those platforms consistently lack high quality, safe content for preschoolers. With so much inappropriate content easily at their fingertips, it can be hard to know what to look for and what options are available for keeping your child safe.
Part of our Safe, Secure, & Smart series, our Online Videos guide includes everything you need to know about using platforms like YouTube with preschoolers in mind. From deciding what platform to use, to customizing settings to minimize disruptive advertisements, to choosing age-appropriate video content – such as slow paced videos with prosocial characters – this guide will help you ensure you’re using online videos to best serve your child.
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