With social media becoming a popular and daily tool for everyone, children are also exposed.
Instagram has released ‘A Parent’s Guide’, a new resource for parents with teens who use Instagram. This is simply a guide to help parents guide the young one’s on how to use Instagram safely. The guide covers topics like account privacy, blocking unwanted interactions, managing and filtering comments, and managing time spent on the platform.
The guide is free and available for download on wellbeing.instagram.com/parents.
In A Parent’s Guide, we focus on three things: how to manage privacy, interactions and time on Instagram. We’ve included the basics of our app, and a description of our tools, plus a discussion guide for how parents and guardians can have an open conversation with their teens about Instagram. The discussion questions were developed in collaboration with education and social media expert, Ana Homayoun, M.A., P.P.S., and are designed to help parents and guardians learn more about how teens are using Instagram and to ensure they’re using the app in a positive way.