- Monitor child on Instagram
- Review public and private Instagram photos
- Know what your child is interested in
- Keep an eye on your child’s online friends
What are the risks in using Instagram?
Key risk factors with Instagram that parents should be aware of are similar for any social network such as poor behavior among peers, inappropriate Instagram photos or videos that can hurt a child’s reputation or attract the wrong kind of attention, and contact with strangers.
Are there any native parental controls on Instagram?
Instagram does not provide any parental controls but does have extensive privacy settings. Many parents have their kids using Instagram with a private account, which allows you to have approval over people who want to follow your child and see his Instagram photos. However, there is no guarantee that your child won't approve a follow request of suspicious strangers.
What’s the best way to keep kids safe on Instagram?
To safely protect your child you can use 3rd party vendors to create Instagram parental controls. Check out Familoop Safeguard solution for Instagram parental controls.
Familoop parental controls for Instagram allows you to monitor what your kids and teens are posting and liking on Instagram, review pictures and videos your children store on their smartphones keep an eye on online friends of your children and posts from their accounts and have a talk to your child if needed.
Furthermore, the tool analyzes your child’s comments, status updates and chats, and alerts you of mean behavior, signs of bullying or any red flag words detected, enabling you to settle the issue before it harms your child.