What are the Risks?
If a young person’s Instagram profile is set to public, then anyone will be able to view and comment on your Reels. It also allows other users to tag people in Reels.
Public accounts mean that Reel videos appear in the ‘Explore’ tab (shown here), which may expose young people to bullying and hurtful comments.
Whilst Reels will encourage young people to be creative and express themselves, they might inadvertently reveal more information than they realise in a Reel, like where they live, the name of their school or their current location.
As with all social media platforms and their features, Reels may facilitate exposure to violent, sexualised or harmful content.