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Safety on Instagram

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If someone you know is in immediate physical danger, please contact local law enforcement. Here are some other ways to take action.

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Eating Disorder & Self-Injury Resources

If someone is searching for content that may be related to eating disorders or self-injury, we’ll share helpful expert-backed resources. For more info visit our Help Center here.

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Sensitive Content Screens

To help people avoid posts that might be upsetting, we may limit the visibility of certain posts that have been flagged by the Instagram community for containing sensitive content. For more info visit our Help Center here.

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Sensitive Content Control

To see less sensitive content in places like Explore, Search Reels and More choose the “Less” option in your Sensitive Content Control.

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If you or someone you love is going through a difficult time, please contact an organization that can provide the support you need.


Your experience on Instagram should be intentional and inspiring. These tools can help you manage your time online.

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View your activity

Use the Activity Dashboard to see how much time you’ve spent on Instagram the past day and week, as well as your average time on the app. For more info visit our Help Center here.

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Set daily reminders

Choose how much time you want to spend on Instagram every day and create an alert for when you’ve reached your time limit. For more info visit our Help Center here.

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Mute push notifications

Silence Instagram push notifications for a period of time. When your preset time is up, push notifications will return to their normal settings without having to reset them. For more information visit our Help Center here.

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Hide like counts

Choose to hide like counts on the posts you see while scrolling through Instagram, or on the posts you share.

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Supporting teens and their parents is one of our most important priorities. We’ve taken steps over the past several years to increase safety and protection for young people on Instagram.



If you see something that shouldn’t be on Instagram such as bullying or offensive content, you can report it to us. Our team works 24/7 to review and remove content and accounts that go against our Community Guidelines.

Reporting on Instagram is always anonymous, so the person who posted the content will not know you reported it. To learn how to submit a report visit the Instagram Help Center.


We’re committed to protecting you from bullying on Instagram. Learn more about the features and tools we’ve developed to keep you safe.


Explore videos that address the community’s top questions.

How to remove followers

How to mute someone

How to report content

In addition to safety, you can learn more about the tools we have to support Privacy or Account Security on Instagram.

Learn more about privacy here

Learn more about account security here


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