What is Instagram?

Instagram is a social network where people post pictures. Instagram offers filter and editing options for your photos. Rather than chatting users interact by posting comments on other users’ pictures. With the Instagram app, users can post pictures instantly and also share them to other social networks.


As with all social media apps, parents need to monitor their children very closely so they don’t get into trouble. There is the potential for kids to meet some not so nice characters on these apps. As with all social media apps there is the potential for creeps to not only post inappropriate pictures but request inappropriate pictures from your child.


Instagram can be a wonderful app for posting photos. Some of the photo editing options make the photos almost printable and can tell a beautiful story. Just be sure to monitor the app closely while your child uses it so they don’t get into troublesome situations.