Instagram is a photo and video sharing app that is popular with teens. People on Instagram can connect with one another through comments, captions and hashtags on photos and videos.
You can find out more about Instagram's safety features in the Help Centre. This includes:
- Blocking: When people use the blocking feature, the person they block can't view their posts or search for their Instagram account.
- Reporting a Post: You can report inappropriate posts, comments or people by using the built-in reporting features in the app.
- Deleting or Reporting Comments: You can flag or delete a comment as abuse or spam by swiping left on it.
- Privacy Settings: You can adjust your privacy settings to make your account private. This means that anyone who wants to see your photos or videos, followers, or following lists will have to send you a follow request for you to approve or ignore.
- Location settings: Users choose when they share location on each post, this can also be edited at a later date
Tips for Parents: Instagram have created a page with some FAQs that parents may have about the site
Terms and conditions
Instagram have community guidelines that outline what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour on the site.
Their five short rules are:
- Post your own photos and videos
- Keep your clothes on
- Be respectful
- Don't spam
- HAVE FUN!
They also have a legal document that explain the terms and conditions of using the site.
13 years +
Anyone 13 and older can create an Instagram account by registering an email address and selecting a username.