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Instagram - stop the sexual exploitation of girls

Instagram hosts countless pages filled with sexualised images of kids, many under the guise of 'child models' promoting dancewear and swimwear.

Collective Shout has run a series of articles and a campaign against a dancewear company (and stockists) that in our opinion posed and styled girls for male paedophiliac fantasies.

There are girls standing, hip to the side, pulling on bikini bottoms. Others are posed with arched backs and spread legs. Backsides to camera, arms overhead. Girls look wistfully back at the camera, lips parted. Side-shots capture girls with backsides pushed out. 

Kids don't naturally strike these poses. Adults put them up to it. Some accounts offer more sexualised content - such as video footage of a 13 year old girl washing a dog in a bikini - to those who pay for a subscription via patreon. 

We have also exposed the use of Instagram - a platform for users aged 13+ years - as a platform for pornographers to promote and link to hardcore porn sites. 

We are calling on Instagram to end the proliferation of sexual exploitation of women and children on their platform.

Read the latest news below.

A day of the girl on Instagram: posed, exposed and at risk

The sexual exploitation of young girls on Instagram must stop now

If Instagram can restrict diet products, they can stop child sexual exploitation

Collective Shout's Caitlin Roper quoted in 10 Daily

Belle Delphine and the eroticisation of child sexual exploitation on Instagram

[UPDATED] WIN! We call on Instagram to stop providing a platform for normalising the eroticisation of children Content warning: discussion about child sexual abuse material...

Child Instagram Models: 'Deleting Penis Photos' Is A 'Full Time Job'

Collective Shout quoted in 10 Daily article 10 daily forwarded several photographs of Australian Instagram models aged between nine and 15 to Collective Shout. It's...

Makana Swim apologises to teen girl after Collective Shout exposes company's questionable claims

We recently shared an article detailing a mother’s experience with her teenage daughter and an online swimwear company.  The mother, Tania, had written to Collective...

New study finds Instagram has devastating effects on body image

Women deserve better than social media pressuring to look a certain way.  If you’re a woman, Instagram usage may negatively influence your appearance-related concerns and...

Her daughter was sexually exploited online so this mum took action!

We have a saying at Collective Shout: "Silence is the language of complicity, speaking out is the language of change." And recently Melbourne mum, Melanie...


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