How Kids Use Instagram in 2019 — Part 1: Decoding DMs

Originally published at: https://www.bark.us/blog/instagram-pt1-dms/

While there’s a wide assortment of how-to articles on the web — including ours! — that teach you how to set parental controls, we wanted to discuss in detail just how Instagram is used by kids today, as well as why. When parents can understand the app better, they’ll be in a better place to understand their kids, too. This is the first in an epic three-part series discussing the threats and realities of Instagram. What does DM mean? DM stands for “direct message.” In this post, we’re going to focus on the features (and dangers) of direct messages, or as your kids…