How to Enable Parental Supervision on Instagram


instagram is a popular social media app that keeps on getting new features from time to time. One such feature that can help you protect your child from online spam or any potential threat on the platform is the parental supervision feature.

With this feature, you can monitor your child’s activities like new followers, blocked accounts, account settings and screen time on the app. This can help you keep your teen away from any potential dangers if taken care of. And no, this is not direct spying that Instagram is allowing. This feature works only after taking the consent of both the parent and the child or adolescent.

Here’s how you can set up parental monitoring on Instagram.

set up parental supervision on instagram

Before you get started, make sure both teens and parents are using the updated Instagram app. It is always better to use the latest version of the app so that this feature works properly.

[Note: Also, your child or teen must be between the age of 13 to 17 in order to enable this feature.]

step 1: Open Instagram on your smartphone.

step 2: Tap on your profile picture in the lower right corner.

step 3: Tap on the hamburger icon in the top right corner.

step 4: Tap on the Supervision button.

Step 5: Now tap on Create Invitation.

Step 6: Once you follow step 6, you need to tap on Create Invitation again and send the invite link to your teen through a third party app like WhatsApp. Only one person can monitor an account.

Step 7: After you send the link and your teen accepts it, you can start monitoring your teen’s account.

It is worth noting that this feature is only for teenagers, which means those between the ages of 13 and 17. Also, keep in mind that supervision does not mean that your parent or supervising person will be able to see your search or messaging activity.

The parent or monitor of your account will only be able to see the time you send on Instagram, your settings, blocked accounts, new followers, etc.

Instagram leaves a message in its settings for this feature that says, “Your teen is the owner of their account. Only they can do things like delete their account or change their password.”

How to enable parental supervision on Instagram The post first appeared on BGR India.

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