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Social media plays a big role in teens’ lives today. It’s where they connect with friends and family, celebrate major milestones, share everyday moments, and discover new passions and interests.

To help teens use social media safely and responsibly, National PTA and Instagram have partnered up to create this guide for parents and guardians.

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Instagram Parents Guide

In this guide, we focus on three ways to control your Instagram experience. You'll learn how to manage and talk to your teen about:

  • Privacy
  • Interactions
  • Time

We've included the basics of the app, a description of the safety tools, plus a discussion guide for how parents can have an open conversation with their teens about Instagram.

National PTA and Instagram in Miami

Check out this video where National PTA Board Member Collin Robinson meets with Instagram to discuss social sharing on Instagram, the Parent's Guide and more with other parents and children at Carol City Middle School in Miami, Fla.

Video Guide

A group of parents who work at Instagram talk about the tools they use to foster positive online experiences for their teens.

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