Instagram automatically sets accounts of users under 16 to private – IT Pro – News

For now. If it turns out that this doesn’t help, then what?

It’s already going to ‘help’. The goal is to make it more difficult, and that goal they will achieve is to stop making accounts public by default.
Instead of having to make an effort to make your profile private, you should now make an effort to make it public.
The ‘choice’ to be harassed is now more in the hands of the user than is normally possible.

Every youngster on OG wants to get a lot of followers and become the next big thing.

That’s just really not true. Yes, these young people always stand out and then it seems like everyone wants that, but we have about 5 million young people in the Netherlands. There are plenty of young people who already have their account on private, without that going automatically.

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