How your teen can protect themselves from bullying on Instagram

Instagram Bullying

Being under the umbrella of bigwig Facebook, Instagram has received a number of features after Facebook took over it a few years ago.

As part of the new measure, the photos in question will be sent to Instagram's team of reviewers who will then remove the content found to be in violation of its anti-bullying policy.

That's why today we're announcing our latest tools to help combat bullying, including a new way to identify and report bullying in photos.

"Online bullying is complex", Mosseri wrote in a blog post, recognizing that the current system of reporting and removing content that violates company guidelines isn't enough.

On Tuesday, the company said it is starting to use new machine learning technology to proactively detect bullying in photos and captions. Instagram says that the tool will help the platform protect teens - who experience higher rate of online bullying than others. "This new technology has begun to roll out and will continue to in the coming weeks".

As well, Instagram is expanding its bullying comment filter to also detect and hide any bullying comments on live videos. The photo sharing platform is now adding this filter to comments that are posted to live videos.

This feature works in the same vein to the anti-bullying comment filter that was rolled out earlier this year for Feed, Explore and Profile.

Still, artificial intelligence will assist in the effort to "proactively detect bullying" on the platform, stepping in with machine learning where human detection often fails, as reported by The Verge.

Instagram has partnered with Maddie Ziegler, a New York Times bestselling author, dancer and actor to launch a kindness camera effect.

One can get the camera effect automatically by following Maddie. You are encouraged to tag a friend to support; they in turn receive a notification, and can share it to their own story or use the filter to pay it forward. When using the device's rear camera, the mode adds kind comments onto the image in various languages.

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