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Old 06-06-2019, 10:48 AM   #4
Virginia
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Default Instagram? Made dd1 wait this long, might let her get it

https://www.connectsafely. org/instagram/ has a really thorough guide to Instagram. CommonSense Media has a good guide too.

Do you have Instagram?

My thoughts, in case you haven’t thought of these but maybe you have :
1) Be aware that kids, even really good kids, have fake accounts. They let their parents and teachers follow their “Rinsta,” or “Real Instagram,” accounts. Then they also have “Finsta,” or “Fake instagrams.” That’s where only their best friends follow them and they can be themselves and talk trash and post nasty things. Mostly girls have Finstas.

2) Warn her not to follow hashtags.

3) Don’t let her turn on location sharing.

4) Be aware that, like Snapchat, Instagram has disappearing messages

5) Be aware that someone doesn’t have to follow her in order to send her a direct message (DM).

6) Be aware that there are channels on IGTV that she can view whether she follows the person who makes the channel or not...

7) Make it so people can’t reshare her posts or tag her in photos and videos

That’s all I can think of right now. Instagram can be great for connecting. It can also be a place of bullying, drama, and awful behavior that go unchecked because it happens via DM or finstas




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