What is Instagram?
Instagram is a free photo sharing app for the iPhone and now Android. Launched in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the app quickly became one of the most used photo apps.1 Instagram offers different filters that can be applied after the photograph is taken. It is popular for the vintage, old Polaroid look of the photographs.
Concerns for Parents
How Can I Protect My Child?
- Be aware of the photos your children and teenagers are putting online. Talk to them about the permanency of the internet and the consequences of their actions.
- Talk to your children about the apps they are downloading.
- Instagram offers its own Tips for Parents which provides helpful tips regarding issues parents may face as their child uses Instagram.5