ROCK HILL, S.C. (CN2 NEWS) – Instagram, a social media platform created to share photos, reels and promote businesses, is very popular with young people.
The company shared important tips to keep students safe while still enjoying the platform.
Now that the school year is underway officials with Instagram encourage parents to set time limits on their child’s Instagram through a Meta tool called “Take a Break”. When enabled, a full-screen reminder will tell users to “take a break” and leave the app.
They also encourage parents to activate “quiet mode”, which gives teens more ways to focus and set boundaries when it comes to how long the teen is on social media.
And when it comes to online bullying, teens can use “Restrict” to help prevent bullying. Instagram officials say Restrict was developed specifically for young people who want a more subtle way to block bullies without them knowing they’ve been blocked.
Instagram has been around since 2010. officials say go to https://familycenter.meta.com/ to learn more.
More tips from Instagram:
SOCIAL MEDIA SETTINGS TO CONSIDER DURING THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL SEASON AND BEYOND:
1. Take a Break: Set time limits with ‘Take a Break’ on Instagram. When enabled, a full-screen reminder will tell users to “take a break” and leave the app.
2. Quiet Mode: Quiet Mode gives teens more ways to focus and set boundaries. Once on, they won’t receive notifications and an automatic reply is sent when people receive DMs.
3. Hidden Words: Users have the option to turn on “hidden words” for comments and DMs. Once on, comments and DMs containing emojis, words or phrases selected by the user will be hidden.
4. Restrict: Teens can use “Restrict” to help prevent bullying. Restrict was developed specifically for teens who want a more subtle way to block bullies without them knowing they’ve been blocked.
5. Parental Supervision Tools: Parents are able to see their teen’s social media settings, be notified if a change is made to those settings, see who their teen reports or blocks and set “blocking hours.”
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