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We’re committed to building a community where everyone feels supported. Learn how to stay safe so you can express yourself freely and explore your interests.
TOOLS FOR FAMILIES
Parents can learn how to help their teen navigate Instagram with our Parent’s Guide that includes conversation starters, information about safety and well-being tools and features, glossary of terms and more.
On Family Center, parents can learn about and set up various supervision tools and access an education hub with tips, articles and more from trusted experts. Parents can set daily time limits or schedule breaks, see who their teen follows and who follows them, be notified when their teen shares that they’ve reported something, and more.
Strengthen the security of your account so no one has access who shouldn’t.
When you block someone, they won't be able to see your profile, posts, or Stories. People aren't notified when you block them. For more info visit our Help Center here.
Blocking someone from commenting on your posts ensures their comments aren't visible to anyone but them. For more info visit our Help Center here.
Choose who you’ll allow to comment on your posts with Comment Controls settings. For more info visit our Help Center here.
Comments and Message Requests that don’t go against our Community Guidelines, but may be inappropriate, offensive, bullying or spam can be automatically filtered out. For more info visit our Help Center here.
Your safety is our top priority. Find out ways to help protect and secure your account.
TOOLS TO FIGHT BULLYING
When someone tries to post a potentially offensive comment, we’ll show a warning reminding them of our Community Guidelines and letting them know we may remove or hide their comment if they proceed.
You can choose whether you want everyone, only people you follow or no one to be able to tag or mention you in a comment, caption or Story.
If you see something that violates our Community Guidelines, report it so our team can review it and take action. People aren't notified when you report them.
When you block someone, they won't be able to see your profile, posts, or Stories on Instagram. People aren't notified when you block them. You can also proactively block new accounts that person might create.
Comments and Message Requests that don’t go against our Community Guidelines, but may be considered inappropriate or offensive, can be filtered out. You can also create your own custom word list.
Limit unwanted interactions for a period of time by automatically hiding comments and message requests from people who don’t follow you, or who only recently followed you.
When you Restrict someone, their comments on your posts will only be visible to that person. You can choose to view the comment by tapping “See Comment”; approve the comment so everyone can see it; delete it; or ignore it. The restricted account will also not be able to see when you’ve read their DMs or when you are active on Instagram. People aren't notified when you restrict them.
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PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITY
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