My son (11, Y7) is on instagram along with most of his new and former classmates and friends.
Communications with boys seems fine, fun and just normal. But I have noticed how some of the girls seem to "drop bombs" of information that is less than true, and whipping up storms over nothing. Like "X said this and that about you, is this true" and "are you dating Y", and "Why are you ignoring Z" "Dont you like me any more" and stuff that has his mind boggle.
My son is not "dating" anyone. He loves lego and mindcraft, and is a bit of a geek/nerd. He is just a typical 11 year old boy. Of course he finds some girls pretty, and he likes girls, and he gets along well with girls in general. So far I have told him to just ignore and not let himself get drawn in, and if that does not work just block.
How do other parents handle instagram use?
Is it normal to be so much drama with 11 year old girls?
Yep, my ds totally baffled by the way the girls talk between themselves. He's got a couple of close girl friends who, he reports, are pretty normal when with him, but turn into something toally different in a crowd.