DD (10) wants an Instagram account, Aibu?

(8 Posts)
Fura Wed 13-Apr-16 18:19:31

DD is 10 years old and at primary school.

She would like an Instagram account...

Apparently a few of the girls in her class have them.

I think she's too young and really don't like the thought of her learning about pouting, posing and showing off so young.

Aibu?

AgathaMystery Wed 13-Apr-16 18:21:04

NO! YANBU at. All.

girlsmum1510 Wed 13-Apr-16 18:22:25

I let m my daughter have one around the same time. However I am also logged into the account on my phone so I get all the notifications etc. She's 12 now, never really had a problem and I just remove anything I don't like.
Ultimately though its up you and how you think your daughter will be on it 😊

Vixxfacee Wed 13-Apr-16 18:22:54

No way.

TheFairyCaravan Wed 13-Apr-16 18:24:21

Instagram isn't all about posing, pouting and showing off.

curren Wed 13-Apr-16 18:29:37

Dd was 11 when she got hers.

It's logged on my phone, as well, as an extra account. I can see everything and have to approve her people who want to follow her.

We haven't had any issues or pouty selfies or showing off.

Today she posted a picture of a cake that she made at school. She does have selfies on it. But always her and a group of friends, usually messing about.

Having Instagram doesn't mean you have to show off, pout or pose. I certainly don't on mine.

However it's entirely your decision to make.

Fura Wed 13-Apr-16 18:35:51

No I don't pose and pout on mine either but lots of younger teenage relatives do and I'd be worried she'd think this is what it was all about.

I asked what she wanted to post and she said she'd spend all take taking pictures of herself and her stuff... This concerned me.

Fura Thu 14-Apr-16 09:31:06

Food for thought....

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