Safe on Social Media

Instagram and Young People’s Mental Health – Tips for Parents

As a parent you’re most likely very familiar with the Instagram app – most of our students use this app regularly and you’ve probably also been hearing about it in the news recently.

In an official report released, Facebook admitted to knowing that Instagram is harmful to teen girls’ body image and well-being. We’ve been working with students this year to better understand how to navigate these apps, identifying concerning situations or behaviors, and proudly partnering with the Safe On Social Schools Toolkit for up to date, marketing leading resources and training for our staff, students – and you – our valued parent community.

To help provide a few quick tips on keeping Instagram boundaries clear for your daughter we wanted to share this quick video by Safe On Social CEO, Kirra Pendergast. Click here to view.

We are always here to support you and encourage you to come to us with additional questions you may have about online safety.