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.
Nov 22, 2019
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...
Nov 21, 2019
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—...
Nov 11, 2019
Victims live in fear knowing images of their abuse are circulating the web
Oct 10, 2019
The sexual exploitation of young girls on Instagram must stop now
Sep 20, 2019
Collective Shout's Caitlin Roper quoted in 10 Daily
Sep 13, 2019
The sexualisation of girls for profit [UPDATED]
Jul 17, 2019
[UPDATED] WIN! We call on Instagram to stop providing a platform for normalising the eroticisation of children Content warning: discussion about child sexual abuse material...
Dec 07, 2018
Collective Shout quoted in 10 Daily article 10 daily forwarded several photographs of Australian Instagram models aged between nine and 15 to Collective Shout. It's...
Mar 19, 2018
We recently shared an article detailing a mother’s experience with her teenage daughter and an online swimwear company. The mother, Tania, had written to Collective...
Oct 12, 2017
Women deserve better than social media pressuring to look a certain way. If you’re a woman, Instagram usage may negatively influence your appearance-related concerns and...