Creating a safe and supportive space for self expression.

We're committed to providing tools that help you feel prepared, protected and confident every day.

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Making Instagram safe for our youngest members

We’re committed to protecting young people on Instagram, by restricting DMs between teens and adults they don’t follow, among other updates.


Creators use our safety tools to stay empowered

#unfiltered: Comedy creator @denzeldion talks about how he overcame trolls by blocking and moderating comments.

#unfiltered: Comedy creator @youngezee shares her experience with dealing with negativity and burnout as a Creator.

#unfiltered: Comedy creator @adley shares her experience with overcoming negativity on Instagram.


Three ways you can prioritize safety

Keep your account safe

Learn how to manage and protect your account and data from hacking.

Protect against bullying and harassment.

Keep the spaces you frequent happy ones. Protect yourself from negativity with these tools for a positive experience across Instagram.

Take care of your mental well-being

Your time on Instagram should be inspiring. If you feel it turning into a negative space, here’s how to take control again.


What should I do if my account gets hacked?

First, don’t panic. Then, take simple steps to secure your account. All you need to know is in the Help Center.

What should I do if someone might be contemplating suicide or self harm?

If there is immediate danger, call 911. Otherwise we’ve put together a list of helpful actions you can take.

What should I do if someone is asking or threatening me to share photos or videos I want to keep private?

This is unacceptable and you should hold them accountable. Report them to law enforcement, to Instagram and/or block them.