Instagram has stated that it is safer for children to be connected to the application of social networks than in a desperate tactic to win over uncomfortable parents.
The popular photo-sharing application has provided localized advice for parent packages that are associated with security organizations.
In collaboration with Headspace, the Australian package says: "Smart use is better than not using it."
Instagram affirms that it is safer for children to connect to the social media application in a pack of parent tips (stock image)
In collaboration with Headspace, the Australian package says: "rational use is better than not using it" (in the photo)
Instagram states that young people who are banned from social media are likely to experience bullying.
"There is a risk of social marginalization for children who are not allowed to socialize in this way that is now so entrenched in their social lives," the councils say.
The package identifies the risks that children may face on Instagram, including bullying or exchanging inappropriate photos or videos that could damage a child's reputation.
The application states that children "can learn to manage these risks" and asks parents to ensure that young people are well equipped.
"While most children are smart about it, parents do not hurt to make sure kids do not post provocative images or have inappropriate interactions with people they do not know," Instagram said.
The minimum age for Instagram is 13 but the application does not ask children to specify their age, which suggests that children under 13 are in the application.
The social media application states that children can learn to manage the risks of online bullying (pictured)
Instagram said it would eliminate the accounts of children under 13 if they are notified, but the age of the claims does not necessarily affect the security of the application.
"If Instagram is safe, it depends more on how it is used than on the user's age," the package said.
"How positive or negative a young person's experience on Instagram or anywhere online is depends on the person and their friends and the application."
Instagram analyzes and recognizes that many parents make sure that a child's account is changed to private.
Instagram, however, recognizes that young people are increasingly enthusiastic about the fame of Instagram and many followers.
Instagram states that young people who are banned from social media are likely to experience bullying. "There is a risk of social marginalization for children who are not allowed to socialize in this way that they are now so embedded in their social lives," say the councils (stock image)
"This guide is an ideal way for parents to better understand how Instagram works, so they can have constructive and meaningful conversations with their young people about privacy and appropriate behaviors."
"For many children, part of the Instagram fun is developing a huge following."
Parents are asked to remember that children can still appear on the application, even if they are in a social media ban, as they can appear in photos posted by friends.
Instagram argues that the service is an extension of the social lives of the "real world" of young people, but has not overcome the real deal.
"As socialization becomes more mobile, no service, application or tool covers all digital social activities or even a single category, but research shows that face-to-face socialization remains the main event for adolescents," he said. the package.