We made the decision to allow it when they asked for it, so we could monitor it. This is a guide for those that allow it – not a place to pass judgement on those who allow it.
Instagram (often referred to as Insta) is a free photo sharing application for your phone.
We've set the rules and they're confident we know how to find out if they've broken them. For not only the protection of your child, but also in regards to monitoring that your child is behaving in a way that they wouldn't want to hide from you.
We've setup their accounts and know how to keep them as secure as we possibly can. We can't simply accept our ignorance of the tools our children are using to communicate with one another – while everyone is listening.
They know that rule and they know we're serious about it.