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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