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Instagram partnered with Social Media and Education Expert Ana Homayoun, M.A., P.P.S., author of Social Media Wellness, to create a set of 10 questions Parents (and Educators) can use to guide a conversation with Teens about Instagram. Their intention is that these questions are used to learn more about how Teens are using Instagram, and to ensure they’re using the app in a positive way:

  1. What do you like about Instagram?
  2. What do you wish I knew about Instagram?
  3. How do likes and comments affect how you feel about a post?
  4. What are the top five Instagram accounts that you enjoy following?
  5. What are some things you think about before you post something on Instagram?
  6. If you have multiple Instagram accounts, what do you share in each account?
  7. Do you know your followers? (If your teen has a private account, ask them how they decide who follows them.) What do you do when someone you don’t know tries to contact you via direct message?
  8. How do you feel about the amount of time you spend online?
  9. Have you ever felt uncomfortable with something you saw or an experience you had online?
  10. What would you do if you saw someone being bullied on Instagram? (Do you know about the reporting tools and the offensive comment filter on Instagram?)
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