How can I or my teen report abusive behavior or inappropriate/offensive material on Instagram?
We ask that all people follow our Community Guidelines and Terms of Use. If your teen encounters someone on Instagram who's not following these guidelines or Terms, they can report that person's posts directly from Instagram.
People can report abusive behavior or posts with our built-in reporting. This includes nude photos, abuse and excessive spam. Reporting is totally anonymous. No information about the reporter is sent to the person whose account or photo has been reported.
To report a photo:
Instagram app for Android
  1. Tap above the post.
  2. Tap Report.
  3. Follow the on-screen steps.
Instagram app for iPhone
  1. Tap above the post.
  2. Tap Report.
  3. Follow the on-screen steps.
Instagram.com from a mobile browser
  1. Tap above the post.
  2. Tap Report.
  3. Follow the on-screen steps.
Instagram.com from a computer
  1. Click above the post.
  2. Click Report.
  3. Follow the on-screen steps.
Instagram Lite app for Android
  1. Tap above the post.
  2. Tap Report.
  3. Follow the on-screen steps.
To report a comment:
Instagram app for Android
  1. Tap comment below the post or tap any comment.
  2. Tap the comment you'd like to report.
  3. Tap and then tap Report this comment.
Instagram app for iPhone
  1. Tap comment below the post or tap any comment.
  2. Swipe left over the comment you'd like to report.
  3. Tap and then choose Report this comment.
Instagram.com from a mobile browser
  1. Tap comment below the post.
  2. Tap and hold the comment you'd like to report.
  3. Tap Report.
Instagram.com from a computer
  1. Hover your cursor over the comment you want to report, then click more actions.
  2. Click Report.
Instagram Lite app
  1. Tap comment below the post.
  2. Tap the comment you'd like to report.
  3. Tap Report.
Please also talk to your kids and educate them about internet safety. If they're experiencing abuse from other people on Instagram, ask them to use blocking and our privacy settings.
There are also lots of great online resources with more information for parents on bullying:
It's important to note that if your teen is a victim of abusive behavior on our service, we're unable to provide non-public information (like the offending person’s email address) without a search warrant or subpoena from law enforcement. If there's an emergency, we suggest contacting your local police department. Get more information about law enforcement.
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