In this digital age, one cannot imagine a life without digital technologies particularly internet and social media. More than 45 percent of teenage social media users consider media as a crucial part of their lives where they spend around 9 hours a day. The hyper-connected life of the digital generation is surrounded by numerous online safety threats. From cyber-bullying to sexual harassment and online child predation, the internet and social media are packed with numerous perils.
Of the commonly used online networking platforms, Instagram is the one which has attracted millions of teens around the world. It is the widely used photo-sharing platform where 95 million photos and videos are posted each day. Since its conception, the social media site has gained 700 million active users out of which more than 24 percent have become the victim of cyber-bullying and even more has exposed to the erotic content.
What Instagram Is Actually About? Instagram is a photo-sharing application that allows the users to post and share photos and videos privately or publicly. Parents can have a look on the COPPA protection rules for children.
It was launched in 2010 and was acquired by Facebook in 2012. The user base of Instagram is more engaged than Facebook and Twitter. The Instagram users are 15 times more engaged than Facebook and 20 times more than Twitter. The app is particularly for those who love capturing their moments and upload them to the internet right away. It also allows the user to share photos or videos instantly on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms.