How to know if your child has a second Instagram account (Finsta)

Does your child have a Finsta? It's a fake Instagram account if you're not up to date with the latest lingo. We'll show you how to tell if your child has a second or even a third Instagram account.

If you want to monitor your child's online activity, you'll need access to their phone or you'll need to plan on doing a bit of detective work.

Keep in mind that most kids who use a Finsta will happily show you an account, where they post the bland articles that they'll happily share with mom and dad.

That means you might be looking at their Instagram account right now, and you don't even know it's completely censored. What you want to do is find the fake Instagram account where they are posting riskier photos or highlighting dangerous behavior.

What is a Finsta?

What you need to know about Finstas fake Instagram accounts.

What you need to know about Finstas fake Instagram accounts.

KTVB covers this growing trend, where teens create a second or third Instagram account to share with friends and gain followers without revealing their behaviors to mom and dad.

"A finsta is a fake Instagram account," Bri, 19, told KTVB. “You post anything. You post some really crazy stuff that you wouldn't want anyone to see like your grandma.

Her friend Rachel weighs in: “On finsta, everything will be half, a drink spilled on you. It's just not a good image,” says Rachel. “It's almost like self-blackmail. »

If you want to know what your child is actually doing or posting on Instagram, you need to look at more than the account you follow.

How to find your child's second Instagram account

Check if your child has a second Instagram account.

Check if your child has a second Instagram account.

You will need your child's iPhone or Android to verify this. You will also need their password. Assuming you pay for the service and monitor what they are doing, you will already have that access. If not, it's time for another interview.

If there's a second account, you'll see it in a drop-down list here. From there you can see the second or third account. Keep in mind that they might log out of the Finsta account if they know you are going to search for it.