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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.

Insta must act on predators: Collective Shout letter to platform heads

(Addressed to Instagram Global Head of Policy) December 4, 2019 Widespread predation of underage girls on Instagram  We have identified and collected hundreds of comments...

Melinda Tankard Reist on ABC Radio National discussing the #WakeUpInstagram campaign

A coalition of women’s rights groups in Australia, Canada and the United States has called on the photo-sharing giant Instagram to introduce tough new protections...

I was so concerned about porn-themed portrayals of young girls on Instagram I reported to police

But Instagram says they don't violate "community guidelines"

Predators Paradise: girls are sexually exploited on Instagram

*content warning - images blurred but may be distressing* Click here to send a message to Instagram

No Facebook, you're not doing enough to protect children.

According to Fox News Facebook stated “Any content that endangers or exploits children is unthinkable and has no place on Instagram. We have policies that...

Why is Instagram letting men share sexual fantasies about 7 year old girls?

Why does Instagram allow men to tell underage girls they want to rape them? Global call for action to protect minors from predators. Collective Shout...

Help Wake Up Instagram to Child Exploitation!

Instagram a “predator’s paradise”: Collective Shout joins anti sexploitation groups in global campaign Earlier this year, YouTube came under public scrutiny for its facilitation of...

Instagram a “predator’s paradise”: Collective Shout joins anti sexploitation groups in global campaign

Joint international campaign launched by Collective Shout, National Center on Sexual Exploitation (USA) and Defend Dignity (Canada) Today three anti-sexual exploitation organisations from three countries—...

Tech companies turn a blind eye to child sexual abuse material

Victims live in fear knowing images of their abuse are circulating the web


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