SAN ANTONIO -- Instagram has exploded in popularity over the past year. Facebook acknowledges that teens are leaving it's site in favor of Instagram. One big reason is because, generally speaking, parents don't have a presence on the site.
So what warning signs should parents look out for?
Social Media experts urge parents to create their own Instagram account and monitor their child's activity. Parents should be aware that Instagram accounts are public by default and everyone can see your child's photos.
An easy precaution is to change your child's profile setting to private.
Another potential hazard? Instagram users can upload photos embedded with location information. Experts warn parents to make sure 'geotagging' is turned off on their child's phone.
Keep in mind, Instagram will not give a parent access to a child's login or password information. Experts recommend parents register a profile to keep an eye on their children.