Instagram monitoring tips

Published On: May 22 2013 02:24:00 PM EDT   Updated On: May 22 2013 05:42:36 PM EDT

Monitoring your child's activity on Instagram can be easy. Many parents suggest logging into your child's Instagram account on your own personal phone in an effort to keep a close eye on it.

It is important to understand that enabling "push notifications", those pop up messages alerting you to activity, does not guarantee that you will be notified of every instance on the Instagram application. It is important to understand how the application works and how to use it if you want to be up to speed on what your child is doing.

Using the Instagram app on an iPhone:

The "News" section allows you to view Instagram's recent activity. Here you will see who has requested to follow, who has been followed, any comments, likes, etc that have been made on photos.

To access "News" follow these steps:

When you make your Instagram profile private this means only those you have given permission can follow the account. Any photos posted are only accessible by approved followers.

To make an Instagram profile private follow these steps:

Using the Instagram app on an Android:

The "News" section allows you to view Instagram's recent activity. Here you will see who has requested to follow, who has been followed, any comments, likes, etc that have been made on photos.

To access "News" follow these steps:

When you make your Instagram profile private this means only those you have given permission can follow the account. Any photos posted are only accessible by approved followers.

To make an Instagram profile private follow these steps:

Restrictions on the iPhone:
The Apple App Store has always included age rating tags on all applications.

Recently, the age ratings were moved to a more prominent location that effectively makes the age rating one of the first things users see when downloading or previewing an application.

Ratings are based on the application's content and determine the age group for which the application is appropriate.

The following are the ratings Apple has detailed:

To Block Objectionable Apps follow these steps:

You do not need to select a save or submit button, simply push the Home button to exit Settings.