What are people saying about
Instagram?

What's the right age for Instagram?

13+

Instagram says

This is taken from Instagram's own guidelines and is accurate as of March 2016.

16+

Our panel says

Based on our independent panel surveyed in December 2015.

13+

Children say

Based on 1725 responses from children and young people we asked in December 2015.

11+

Parents say

Based on 2168 votes from parents who have visited this site – you can vote too!

What do you think?

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0+
21+

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Is content on Instagram suitable for 8 to 12 year olds?

55% of reviewers reported seeing content that might be unsuitable for children aged 8-12 on this site.

Sexual

Medium Risk

Violence and hatred

Medium Risk

Bullying

Medium Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Low Risk

Other

Medium Risk

Parents reported seeing sexual and violent content.

Children and young people reported bullying, adult content and sexualised images as their main concerns over content on the site.

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