Student Instagram Setup Tutorial to Improve Your Digital Footprint

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This webinar is a very helpful eye-opener on the apps that are popular with my students.

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Instagram is a popular teen app that promotes creativity and can have a positive impact on a student's digital footprint, so we created this Instagram setup tutorial for students. When used correctly, Instagram can drastically improve your search results, which in turn means that when used incorrectly it can have a negative impact on your search results. If students learn how to use Instagram in a positive way--and why it matters--they're less likely to have a social media incident.

What students will learn in the Instagram setup tutorial

In this Parent University video, Josh Ochs walks students through setting up an Instagram profile so that they can shine online. Learn how to properly set up a username, when to go public vs. when to stay private, how to create a strong bio, and more. Unlock access to this video through Parent University to watch Josh dive into his actual profile and how it's set up. Instagram Stories are incredibly popular with teens and in this video Josh shows them how to group their stories together to create case studies. Students can learn how to caption their Instagram posts in a positive way that can improve their digital footprint. In just 10 minutes, students will be able to see examples of positive Instagram profiles, how Instagram posts appear in your Google search results, and how to use Instagram so that their posts show up on the first page of Google.

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Consider joining our VIP program to get weekly videos your students can watch to learn how they can use social media in a positive way. In addition to our student training videos, get parent and educator videos that show you how to be cyber savvy, so you can stay ahead of your teens online and on social media. [/su_note]


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