Follows COPPA Laws
Collects and sells data
Can be held liable for postings
Offers live video streaming to virtual strangers
Allows direct messaging
Unable to be monitored
What Instagram says, "Instagram is a simple way to capture and share the world’s moments. Follow your friends and family to see what they’re up to, and discover accounts from all over the world that are sharing things you love."
What SGS says, "Instagram is owned by Facebook and meant for adults. The environment on Instagram prompts influencers and displays a highlight reel on life which can cause FOMO or fear of missing out and low self-esteem."
Secret Instagrams (Sinstas) and Fake Instagrams (Finstas) are common with teens.
Gossip, polling, bullying, inappropriate content, sexualization, objectification, profanity