In an effort for Instagram to provide a safer kinder environment for teens, they have published a helpful wellness page for parents. We realize this is an attempt to keep their young audience on the app after the alarming number of negative social and emotional effects but we believe they have made progress with their new updates as well as this helpful how-to video and easy setup graphics.

This isn’t a green light to let your kids jump on social media now. What we like the most about the wellness page is the emphasis on parent involvement in our child’s social media life like we are in their school life etc.

If your child is on Instagram please follow these safety steps and let us know if you have questions.

TEN QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU START THE CONVERSATION

brought to you by Instagram itself

via: wellbeing.instagram.com/parents

  1. What do you like about Instagram?
  2. What do you wish I knew about Instagram?
  3. What are the top five Instagram accounts that you enjoy following?
  4. What are some things you think about before you post something on Instagram?
  5. If you have multiple Instagram accounts, what do you share in each account?
  6. How do likes and comments affect how you feel about a post?
  7. Do you know your followers? (If your teen has a private account, ask them how they decide who follows them.) What do you do when someone you don’t know tries to contact you via direct message?
  8. How do you feel about the amount of time you spend online?
  9. Have you ever felt uncomfortable with something you saw or an experience you had online?
  10. What would you do if you saw someone being bullied on Instagram? (Do you know about the reporting tools and the offensive comment filter on Instagram?)
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For more how to’s on the apps our kids are on like Snapchat, Kik and more please register for the social media awareness online workshop.

LTTworkshops.com

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