Instagram hosts countless pages filled with sexualised images of kids, many under the guise of 'child models' promoting dancewear and swimwear.
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.
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Nov 30, 2020
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Oct 29, 2020
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Sep 18, 2020
Instagram has responded directly to our #WakeUpInstagram campaign by adding a new in-app reporting tool to report accounts which sexualise children.
Aug 25, 2020
Collective Shout quoted in two articles for The Examiner
Jun 11, 2020
Article reprinted from The Conversation
Jun 03, 2020
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May 08, 2020
*Content warning: themes and images are distressing
May 04, 2020
Ad Standards still failing to grasp the concept of sexual objectification
Apr 25, 2020
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Mar 29, 2020
Collective Shout welcomes the opportunity to contribute to Online Safety legislative reform. We support intentions to consolidate and harmonise current laws and to ensure streamlining...