We are calling on Instagram to end the sexual exploitation of children on its platform
Our 4 year ongoing investigation has exposed Instagram's rampant sexualisation of minors and highlighted the way Instagram is geared toward connecting men to underage girls. In response to our joint, global #WakeUpInstagram campaign - Instagram announced new safety features including a restriction preventing direct messages between teenagers and men they do not follow and an in-app reporting tool to report Instagram accounts that sexualise children.
But Instagram doesn't remove content reported through its in-app reporting system. The Meta-owned platform continues to be a purveyor of child sexual exploitation imagery, facilitating the sexualisation and eroticisation of underage girls, and connecting predators to children.
We are calling on Meta heads to
- prioritise detection and removal of child exploitation material - including user-reported content
- remove all pre-teens from its platforms
- stop allowing "parent run" accounts which allow users to circumvent its minimum 13+ user age policy.
See more articles about our Instagram campaign below.