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.
Jun 03, 2020
*Content warning: child exploitation references UK children’s charity says platforms have duty of care to keep kids safe [UPDATED] Finally - after action from eSafety...
May 08, 2020
*Content warning: themes and images are distressing A woman slumps in a bathtub full of water, arms tied behind her back, her thighs and ankles...
May 04, 2020
Ad Standards still failing to grasp the concept of sexual objectification
Apr 25, 2020
Instagram's 'nudity' rules don't keep kids safe Recently Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri was questioned by online celebrity news group The Shade Room over the removal...
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...
Mar 17, 2020
How Instagram broadcasts live sex acts to kids *Content warning: this article describes real events that may be distressing for readersAs a researcher and campaigner...
Mar 03, 2020
We've been running an experiment on Instagram, here's just some of what we've found. More to come.
Feb 11, 2020
On Safer Internet Day, Collective Shout: for a world free of sexploitation, calls on Instagram to take urgent action to stop rampant sex trafficking, child...