A private account is obviously safer, as it offers more protection for teenagers. This way a teenager can control who can see and interact with their content. Thus, when someone under 18 signs up for an Instagram account, they are given the option to choose between a public or a private account. At Instagram, we want to encourage teenagers to opt for the private account by making them aware on what the different settings mean and how it can be safer for them.
There are times, when a teenager is a creator and needs to have a public account. In that case, they can opt for a public account, after learning more about the options.
Also, if a teenager didn’t want to choose the private option – a notification will be later sent to them highlighting the very benefits of a private account and reminding them to check their settings on and off.
This is only the first step by Instagram. They are also coming up with additional measures that can help protect teenagers on Instagram.
Thus, at the end of the day – Everyone is online, everyone is on Instagram. However, one has to look into the safety of teenagers who are lost and surrounded by suspicious adults. Instagram wants to keep them safe, and happy.