Instagram, owned by Meta, is a widely used social networking service and is used by both adults and teenagers. The huge popularity that Meta enjoys these days is because it is quite open to different types of content. Given the variety of content available on Instagram, users should be especially careful if they are parents or guardians of teenagers. Parental controls are always needed to limit the use of Instagram by children.
Of the various features available on Instagram, the parental control feature will serve to protect your child from online attacks. Follow the steps below to set up parental controls.
Steps to set up parental controls
Step 1: Open Instagram on your Android/Apple smartphone
Step 2: Click on the profile picture in the lower right corner
Step 3: Find the Hamburger icon in the upper right corner and then click on it
Step 4: Click the Monitor button
Step 5: Create an invitation with one click
Step 6: Send an invitation link to your child via a third-party app (preferably WhatsApp)
Step 7: Ask your child to open the link
Step 8: You’re ready to control your child’s account
It is important to note that children using Instagram must be between the ages of 13 and 17.