How to help a child if they are being bullied on social media

Facebook and Instagram under scrutiny after whistleblower says bullying ‘follows children home’ through social media platforms. Kate Ng speaks to an expert on how to keep your kids safe

Tuesday 26 October 2021 15:56
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A whistleblower has warned that bullying follows children home from school through platforms such as Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.

Frances Haugen, a former employee of Facebook, told MPs and peers that the tech giant’s own research suggested Instagram is dangerous for young people, but it will not take action.

She said this is because “young users are the future of the platform and the earlier they get them the more likely they’ll get them hooked”.

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