The 5-Minute Parent’s Guide to Instagram

If you’re a tween or even a teen, it’s all about Instagram. As my 13 year old puts it so eloquently: ‘Facebook is for the oldies’ – thanks very much!

As most of us ‘oldies’ spend the bulk of our time online on Facebook, we don’t have the same familiarity with Instagram. So when your tween is begging to join up – or already has – how do you manage it?

Well, here is my quick 101 guide to managing Instagram with your kids.

What’s All The Fuss About? What Is Instagram?

Instagram is a free photo and video sharing app that appeals to our kids’ love for media. And it’s so simple! You take a pic, add a filter, tag friends, add hashtags and then you upload it. That’s it! Other people (your followers) can then view your photo, like it and comment. You can also upload 3-15 second…

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