When Instagram was introduced in 2010 it was a basic social networking app where users could share images amongst their followers. Now owned by Facebook Instagram has more than 1 billion monthly active users and acts as a primary news, communication, retail and entertainment source for many, especially young people. With such overwhelming growth parents need to consider how to manage both their own use and that of their child. Parents should ensure they are safe, aware of what data they are making available, and able to manage the challenges that using Instagram can sometimes present, simultaneously respecting their young person’s right to their own privacy. This guide is intended to demystify Instagram in a way that helps parents understand how to keep their children safe.