Smart Social Founder Josh Ochs will lead you on a guided tour through the app

What is a story? Is a private account really private?

Follow along as Josh simplifies how your kids are using some parts of Instagram to privately chat with friends and strangers.

The Dangers of Using Instagram

NPR says is the perfect place for bullies.

"Instagram has been criticized as providing a unique set of tools that enable bullying. It's easy to set up anonymous profiles that can then be used to troll others... And while parents and teachers may be able to observe and stop bullying that happens face-to-face, online bullying is often hidden.”

-NPR
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The Guardian says Instagram can lead to poor mental health.

“For a growing number of users and mental health experts, the positivity of Instagram is precisely the problem, with its relentless emphasis on promoting ‘perfect’ lifestyles.”

-The Guardian
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ABC says Instagram is filled with child predators.

“Michigan State Police say recently Instagram has become the No. 1 social media site to find predators lurking behind each click.”

-ABC
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The Atlantic says harassment is a big issue on Instagram.

“Instagram has a massive harassment problem.... users argue harassment is rampant, and employees say efforts to stem it aren’t funded well or prioritized... More than 1 billion people use the platform every month. That’s much larger than the other default-public social network”

-The Atlantic
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Course curriculum

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    Instagram Class (For Parents) Introduction

    • Instagram App Video Tour With Josh (For Parents) How this app works (and how to keep your kids safe)

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