Remind them that they shouldn’t share private things, such as:
• personal information, like names, phone numbers, links to other social media accounts or their school
• other people's personal information
• links to join private group chats
• photos of themselves
• photos of their body, such as sexual photos or videos.
Remind them that if someone starts asking them other questions or suggests they speak using another messaging platform they should come and tell you.
Instagram has several different ways you can create and share content with your followers:
Instagram stories let you share images and video clips to your profile in a slideshow format. They automatically disappear after 24 hours.
People can only comment or react to a story privately through direct message.
If you have a public account stories can be watched by anyone who goes onto your profile.
Instagram Reels lets you record and add effects or music to short 15 second video clips to share with your close friends and followers, a bit like TikTok.
You can access the feature directly through the Instagram app by swiping left on the homepage and selecting ‘Reels’. Once you’ve added a video to Instagram it will appear on your profile under ‘Reels’.
You can also explore and watch other people’s Reels through Instagram’s ‘Explore’ page.
The app also has a livestreaming function where you can ‘go live’ and speak directly to your followers.