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Instagram wants to create an app for under 13 year-olds. This is not a good idea. Instagram’s picture-based platform makes it a haven for predators to groom and sexually exploit minors. In Canada, social media is one of the most common places for pimps and sex traffickers to lure and recruit victims for sexual exploitation, particularly children. Ask Instagram to continue to strengthen their protections for children.

Have you or your family felt unsafe while using Instagram – with unwanted pornography exposure, inappropriate sexual messages from other users, or other predatorial behaviour? Share your story with us.   


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The Facts


Watch this short video where a Canadian father tells about the experience his daughter had of being lured on Instagram:


This recent article from London, ON, shows how predators target very young children on Instagram.

Links to articles about why under 13 IG would be bad:  
More harmful than healthy outcomes for children under 13 on social media