Parents’ Guide to Instagram

Parents’ Guide to Instagram

Parents’ Guide to Instagram

Date posted: November 7, 2014

MediaSmarts’ 2014 study, Young Canadians in a Wired World, found that teens love to socialize online and love to share photos.

To help parents support the positive benefits of Instagram while being aware of the privacy and safety issues involved in using the a popular  photo and video sharing app, MediaSmarts and Connect Safely have produced A Parents’ Guide to Instagram.  This concise guide covers parents’ top five questions about Instagram, how to share responsibly, how to represent yourself, and what to do if you’re being harassed.

Recently, a blog post on MediaSmarts by Andrea Tomkins looked at what parents need to know about Instagram.  She outlines her family’s rules around using Instagram.  Her T.H.I.N.K. strategy – ask yourself if it’s True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, Kind before commenting –  can be used with all kinds of social media.  Read the full blog post here.

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