After my earlier article about parent’s watching Instagram I received several emails about people wanting to see their kid’s “private” photos.
Your best bet is to always just “friend” your kids or get their password. Instagram has tightened their security so it’s pretty tough to see the photos of someone who’s profile is market private. There are hacks and security vulnerabilities that are found, but generally those are fixed pretty quickly.
Spanish security researcher Sebastián Guerrero has discovered a flaw in Instagram which he has dubbed the “Friendship Vulnerability.” In short, it allows anyone to add themselves as a friend to your Instagram account. This flaw was corrected within a few hours according to Instagram.
Again you are not going to directly access your kids private Instagram accounts. Your should either friend you child or get their password.