Instagram Safety

Here are some guidelines to ensure a secure and enjoyable experience on Instagram:
Instagram requires everyone to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account
Safeguard Your Personal Information:
  • Protect your privacy by refraining from sharing sensitive details such as your full name, address, phone number, school name, or any other personal information in your profile or posts.
Exercise Caution with Followers:
  • Interact only with individuals you know in real life or whom you trust online. Be wary of accepting follow requests from strangers, and promptly report any suspicious activity to a trusted adult.
Be Mindful of Content Sharing:
  • Before posting anything on Instagram, consider the potential impact of your content. Obtain permission before sharing photos or videos that include others, especially if they are not aware.
Promote Kindness and Respect:
  • Foster a culture of kindness, empathy, and respect in your interactions on Instagram. Refrain from engaging in or tolerating any form of cyberbullying or harassment.

Stay Vigilant in Direct Messages:

  • Be cautious when communicating through direct messages (DMs). Only engage with individuals you trust, and if someone sends you inappropriate messages or requests, notify a trusted adult immediately.
Utilize Privacy Settings Effectively:
  • Take advantage of Instagram’s privacy features to control who can view your posts and interact with you. Review and adjust your privacy settings regularly to ensure they align with your comfort level.
Trust Your Instincts:
  • If something feels uncomfortable or suspicious while using Instagram, trust your instincts and seek guidance from a trusted adult. Your safety and well-being are paramount.
By adhering to these guidelines, you contribute to fostering a positive and secure environment for yourself and your peers on Instagram.