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What is Instagram??

Instagram is a social media sharing sight where you could take pictures of anything on your device and upload them with tags, descriptions, and people can comment whatever they may choose to. It was launched in October, 2010. The app quickly gained popularity, with over 100 million users as of January 2013. Instagram was created to challenge Tumblr because their owner, Facebook, was seeing they were losing users. Instagram is typically used through the app store of a portable devices.

Is this site appropriate for your child?

There are perks of Instagram like getting to post pictures of your friends and yourself, like memories, to post on a board. You could also share your photography with the world. There is a choice on this website though to put your profile on private and it won't show any of your photos until the person requests to follow. Usually on Instagram someone can already look through all your pictures and if they want your pictures on their feed they just click "follow". It would be easy to bully on this site unfortunately. Bullying is as simple as posting a picture someone doesn't want you to and or putting certain tags or captions under the picture. Overall this is a fun, social, media sharing site but, it is easy for something to happen with the security inserted on this website. If you are not a smart with what you do, the internet is never a safe place.