New Instagram Privacy and Safety Checklist

14 Feb 2024 UK SIC

Instagram stands out as one of the UK’s most popular social media platforms, with content being shared every second. As user numbers continue to rise, the importance of managing privacy settings effectively should always remain a priority that’s why the team at SWGfL have updated the Instagram checklist for 2024. Whether you’re well established on Instagram or joining the platform for the first time, the Instagram Checklist offers easy and straightforward guidance to help protect your profile.

What’s included in the checklist?

Key areas covered in the checklist include:

  • Account Privacy: Understand the difference between public and private accounts and see how you can manage your account’s visibility online.
  • Selective Sharing: Learn how to use Instagram Direct to share posts with specific followers.
  • Blocking Users: Respond effectively to unwanted interactions by easily blocking users who may be being harmful or making you feel uncomfortable.
  • Reporting Content: If you see content that is harmful and violates community guidelines, learn how to report it easily and safely.
  • Managing Comments and Messages: Stay in control of your comments section and message requests, by learning how to filter out certain words and content that may be harmful.
  • Addressing Inappropriate Comments: Learn to delete or report comments that breach community guidelines.
  • Account Deletion: Learn the steps to permanently delete or temporarily disable your Instagram account.

Download checklist

This digestible checklist empowers professionals, parents, carers and young people to navigate Instagram’s privacy settings effectively whilst supporting communities with staying safe on social media. Download the checklist for free or purchase a printed copy from the SWGfL store.

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