Facebook recently announced that it will be creating a version of Instagram for kids under the age of 13. Current social media platforms pose obvious potential threats for stranger-danger, increased social media-related bullying among peers, and a detrimental impact on a person’s self-esteem.
Young children have simply not reached the developmental stage to process these issues and navigate them in a healthy way. Imagine how harmful it would be for kids to have even earlier exposure to an Instagram-like platform.
Young people may well be the most underestimated human beings on the planet.
Yes, we’re all familiar with the stereotypical images of teenagers, hunched over their phones: their zombified, pale-skinned faces awash in sickly blue light. We’ve read the screaming headlines about this “lost” generation of kids who have become anti-social, cyber-bullying, ever-gaming, porn-troubled tech addicts.
It wasn’t all that long ago that we introduced Android users to features like Emoji Kitchen and auto-narrated audiobooks. But we like to stay busy, so today we’re highlighting six of the latest Google updates that will make Android phones more secure and convenient — for everyone.