Instagram is a social media platform that is focused on sharing and viewing photo and video content. Instagram is owned by Facebook, and like Facebook, there are lots of different things that users can do through the platform.
You can sign up for an Instagram account using either a phone number or email address. Once your account has been created, you can ‘follow’ others (think Facebook ‘friending’ equivalent), like and comment on posts, share and edit photos and short videos, send and receive private messages, video call, and view and share live streamed videos (amongst other things). With so many features available through the platform, keeping up with how teens are using Instagram is no easy task! We’ve put together the guide below to help parents stay informed and prepare themselves for the “Can I get Instagram?” conversation.