Developers of the social network Instagram on their Well Being-site published an introduction for parents. It is designed to help them better understand the application and give advice on how to talk with the child about the negative impact of social networks.
The instruction tells parents about the basic component of Instagram while introducing in the course of the basics of security applications, which neither parents nor the child could not know. This applies to the privacy settings, the openness of profiles, as well as the recently introduced time tracking function in the application. The instruction encourages to be interested in the emotional well-being of your child while offering a list of questions that parents can ask teenagers. The manual is designed to narrow the gap between generations and establish a dialogue. All questions were compiled with the help of an expert on social networks. The creators are sure that they will help convince the children to use Instagram in a useful and positive way. We also offer special user accounts that will demonstrate an exceptionally positive example.
For many, the baseness of the material can become a disadvantage. For those who know about Instagram firsthand, the instruction may seem too obvious. Also, it can not cover deeper problems of adolescents, including those related to the use of social networks. For example, in the material, there is no question of whether there are publications in their profile that they would not want to show to parents. Also, it is not said about why a child can have several accounts, it only comes about filling them.
Earlier this year, a study was conducted that found that 72 percent of teens often use Instagram, with 15 percent of them saying that they use this social network most often. This is 20 percent more than in a similar study conducted in 2015.