Instagram for an 11 year old?

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footballsgalore Fri 26-Apr-13 20:02:48

DS is just turned 11 and apparently ALL his friends have this app and he is the ONLY one who hasn't and I NEVER let him do anything and he is ALWAYS left out.....

You know the story! I think this is a bad idea after doing a bit of research online. Also I know that 13 is the minimum age, but as ALL his 11 yr old friends are on it he thinks this is unimportant.

Anyone think it's harmless fun? Or are the internet warning stories correct? They talk about bullying and a constant need to get photos 'liked'. Not to mention world wide viewing of the photos! I would have the settings on private, but not sure if that stops everything getting through?

Help!

FlightyAphrodite Fri 26-Apr-13 20:23:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

footballsgalore Fri 26-Apr-13 20:43:28

Thanks Flighty. Your comment on it not causing/inviting bullying is sensible.
Do you know if a user can look at any other public profile/picture despite his own being private, like FB?

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