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Emily Hartung is a successful college student at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania studying Communication Design. She has always been fascinated by the world of Advertising and Social Media, and hopes to offer a unique take on today's changing tech world from the younger generation's perspective.
July 24, 2012Net Nanny for Android 2.0
Jul 15, 2016
Instagram – Thought it was just an app to add filters and edit photos on the go? Oh no, it is much more than that!
With the rise of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, it has also sparked new types of photo sharing apps that have evolved into a whole new field of Social Media on their own. Mobile photo sharing apps like Instagram began with the idea that it allowed users to share photos and videos of their daily lives on the go from their mobile device. As a young adult myself, I use Instagram as a way to capture unique shots of what is going on around me and to network with others in the creative field. But, as Instagram has evolved and was now recently acquired by Facebook, it has to compete in the bigger world of Social Media. It has done so by adding some unique features to its app, which parents of young children should be aware of.
This medium of sharing is a whole new world to try and navigate, especially for parents who are trying to adjust themselves to the tech world. It can be difficult to sift through the many articles about this new and exciting app, but hopefully this simple explanation can clarify what parents need to know about Instagram. Here are 5 features and settings that parents should be aware of in order to keep your children out of sticky situations while using the Instagram App:
With the proper guidance, Instagram has the potential to be a great mobile app that allows your children to creatively share their personal views and interests. But, making sure they know how to use it responsibly is key to maintaining your families Internet safety. As a parent, if you find yourself having difficulty with starting these conversations with your children there are some great tools available to help you. Net Nanny Social is a great solution to help parents monitor their children's use of social networks. With the purchase of every Family Protection Pass Subscription, Net Nanny Social is provided for free.
At the end of the day, what is most important is allowing your children to learn how to safely and responsibly share their original content. Encourage your children to post and connect with their peers safely. Happy sharing!