Kids Using Instagram-How to Protect Your Child

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Thousands of children are signing up for social networks, especially Instagram, with little to no parent supervision. They are posting inappropriate photos, bullying each other, finding disturbing content and sharing personal information. Protecting their brand, knowing what they are doing and getting involved is key.

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Kids Using Instagram-How to Protect Your Child

  1. 1. Smart SocialMedia –Knowing what yourkids are doingonlineand helping protecttheir brand.
  2. 2. Your Child’s Personal Brand• Identify your personal values first• Sexy pictures?• Offensive language?• Demeaning and negative posts to others?• Encouraging strangersto connect?
  3. 3. Kids have jumped technology
  4. 4. What parents remember..
  5. 5. This is what kids know-
  6. 6. Wifi enabled• Ipod touch• Kindle Fire• Ipads• Tablets
  7. 7. Just because your kids can’tmake calls..Does not mean they can’t get on a socialnetwork.
  8. 8. Easy Access• Your child is supposed to be 13 years old toget their own account.• All a child needs is an email address and ascreen name.• Once “discovered” its very easy for the child toopen up a new account under another nameon Instagram, where Facebook requires onename/one email.
  9. 9. Talk to your kids EARLY• Kids are finding how to get onto socialnetworks from their friends• They don’t know how to behave online• They are open to bullying behavior by othersand then respond in kind.• By using hashtags (#) they can discoverdisturbing content
  10. 10. Instagram sign in page
  11. 11. Instagram profile pagewww.instagram.com/julieziemelis
  12. 12. View your child’s photos at a glance
  13. 13. The average shot of a teen..both male and female
  14. 14. Hashtags are used to categorize postcontent – for good and bad
  15. 15. Popularity Factor of Getting Followers Is What Drives Bad Behavior
  16. 16. The Dangers
  17. 17. TMI –Too Much Information
  18. 18. Things to do now:• 1. Ask for the child’s account name (handle)• 2. Type in instagram.com/kidsname• 3. See the photos and read the comments• 4. Check their privacy settings-make their photoshidden from the public.• 5. Talk to your child• 6. Check in on the account• 7. Set a rule about changing the account withouttelling you
  19. 19. Contact Me• For more information about social media andhow to use the tools, contact• Julie Ziemelis• Julie@Ziemelis.com• 854-6769

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