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INSTAGRAM

WHAT IS IT?

Instagram is a picture and video sharing app. Users can post content on their profile grid or to their stories, which last 24 hours. You can follow your friends, family, celebrities and companies on Instagram. Instagram also has a live streaming feature.

WHY DO KIDS USE IT?

Instagram unites the most popular features of social media sites: sharing, seeing, and commenting on photos. Instagram also lets you apply fun filters and effects to your photos, making them look high-quality and artistic.

RISKS

Sexual - HIGH

Violence - MEDIUM

Bullying - HIGH

Suicide and/or self harm - MEDIUM

Drugs, alcohol, crime - MEDIUM

WHAT CAN I DO?

In settings, show your child how to make their account private and switch off location sharing.  Make sure your teens dont measure the "success" of their photos or even their self-worth to the amount of links they receive.