Instagram Announces Resource for Parents of Teens

Instagram Announces Resource for Parents of Teens

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Instagram has announced 'A Parent's Guide', a new resource for parents with teens who use Instagram.

"We’ve always been focused on making sure the community on Instagram is supportive and safe, and we’ve been building tools to proactively care for the people who use our products", says Marne Levine, Instagram's COO. "Tools like comment controls, the ability to report unwanted interactions, and most recently, a suite of features to help you manage time on the app were all developed to help ensure people’s experience with Instagram is positive, safe and intentional."

In A Parent’s Guide, we focus on three things: how to manage privacy, interactions and time on Instagram. We’ve included the basics of our app, and a description of our tools, plus a discussion guide for how parents and guardians can have an open conversation with their teens about Instagram. The discussion questions were developed in collaboration with education and social media expert, Ana Homayoun, M.A., P.P.S., and are designed to help parents and guardians learn more about how teens are using Instagram and to ensure they’re using the app in a positive way. We’re grateful to organizations like the National PTA, Scholastic, ConnectSafely, National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), GLSEN, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, PFLAG, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center for collaborating with us on this guide.

You can check out the guide at the link below...

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Instagram Announces Resource for Parents of Teens