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Crucial to verify age to make social media safer for children

Indeed, no technology can replace the mutual trust between parents and their children. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Last week, Meta rolled out new parental supervision tools for young Instagram users in Singapore. It was music to my ears, even as I wondered if it was the start of stronger tools to come.

For the first time, I have access to controls to limit my 13-year-old daughter Ollie's daily or weekly time spent on Instagram, and can be notified of new accounts following her or those she follows.

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