Instagram

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.

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National Child Protection Week 2022: Support our campaigns to protect children and young people

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