Instagram has over 800 million users. It is undoubtedly the current fastest growing social network. This month, they admitted something we have known for some time: it is the platform of choice for cyberbullying.
Instagram will be rolling out a bullying filter meant to eliminate many of the comments that would qualify as cyberbullying. We’ll have to wait to see how effective this will be at combating true cyberbullying, but it is an encouraging sign to see that they are taking the issue seriously.
Nothing takes the place of you taking time to talk to your kids about what is and is not appropriate to share online. While many parents are on the lookout to see if their child is being bullied, you need to guard against your child becoming the bully.