Why is it a risk?
8.12.2019 Instagram Adds Age Checks for New Accounts, New Options to Restrict Messaging. Social Media Today article here
8.12.19 Instagram Publishes New Guides for Parents and Teens on Safe Use of the App. Social Media Today article here
7.10.2019 Our in-house safeguarding expert came across this Instagram profile. In her opinion, this account is typical of those used by people to ensnare children into illegal activities such as "County Lines' (drug running). If you see that your child is following or is followed by accounts such as this, we would urge extreme caution.
4.10.2019 Instagram launches Restrict anti-bullying feature, article here.
15.9.2016 "...Instagram posts telling young people...they will get a £10,000 cheque in their bank, a gift amount that does not have to be declared to HMRC, and they get to keep about £3,000." Guardian article here.
29.9.2019 Rise of the Playground Money Launderers, Times article (paywall) here.
9.7.2019 Instagram is taking cyberbullying seriously, introduces 'shadow ban' here.
20.6.2019 We were alerted to this article today which was published 14th June and which explains how children's personal contact details can be displayed publicly and used to contact themn outside of Instagram.