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.
Read the latest news below.
Sep 09, 2021
As National Child Protection Week draws to a close, we must face our failure to keep children safe from pornography exposure and on-line predators. By...
Sep 09, 2021
National Child Protection Week is an opportune time to face the ways our children are at risk on-line with dangers exacerbated during COVID-19 lockdowns By...
Sep 06, 2021
Calling out sexualisation and sexual exploitation of children September 5-11 is National Child Protection Week. The theme is 'Every child, in every community, needs a...
Aug 02, 2021
We’ve had another #WakeUpInstagram campaign win, with Instagram announcing the following new measures to help protect young people from predators:
Jul 05, 2021
We were pleased to make a submission to the European Commission's public consultation on Child sexual abuse online - detection, removal and reporting.
May 23, 2021
Why we’re saying NO to 'Insta for Kids'
Apr 26, 2021
Why Facebook must abandon plans for 'Instagram for kids' Collective Shout with James Evans* **Content warning** How would you feel if you found out your...
Mar 19, 2021
We've had another major #WakeUpInstagram win, with Instagram's rollout of new tools to help protect underage users from predators on the platform including:
Nov 30, 2020
Update: UN adopts General Comment on children's online rights (February 11, 2021) The United Nations now recognises that children’s rights extend to the online realm....
Oct 29, 2020
Tech giants must act to stop sexual exploitation According to data recently shared by the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE), we are in...