Children’s Privacy: Facebook plans children’s privacy controls following whistleblower testimony

The shocking reveal of tens of thousands of Facebook documents, including research that they knew their products could harm young people, has prompted Facebook to announce plans for “features” for teens and for parents to control privacy. This includes, 1) encouraging teens to take breaks from using Instagram, 2) “nudging” teens not to look at content not conducive to their well-being, and 3) instituting (optional) controls for adults to use to supervise teens online. Umm…thinking here that a teen advisory panel might be in order to effect real change.