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#WakeUpInstagram to Sex Trafficking, Child Abuse Grooming, and Pedophile-Like Comments

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Help contact Instagram about the rampant grooming for sex trafficking and child sexual abuse, as well as adult fetishization of young girls, on its platform.

Fast Facts:

Minors whose Instagram accounts are set to private can still receive unsolicited direct messages from strangers, and that many of these strangers can be (and in several cases have been) child abusers or sex traffickers. 

There are also countless comments by predatory adults on the photos of minors, where they comment sexually graphic things or sexualize the children. This is like the pedophile rings discovered on YouTube in January!

Fill out this short form to email Instagram with these three requests:

1) Instagram must change its settings so that strangers cannot direct message minors,

2) Instagram must fix its algorithm to proactively remove sexualizing or sexually graphic comments on minor’s photos,

3) Instagram must update its reporting system so that if someone is reporting a sexual comment on a minor’s post it can be reported as such. The “harassment/bullying“ selection does not capture the fact that these comments come from adults who are grooming/sexualising/harassing/masturbating to an image of a child.

*If you're outside the US, Canada, or Australia, you can use the address for the United Nations in New York to complete the form: 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017

#WakeUpInstagram to Sex Trafficking, Child Abuse Grooming, and Pedophile-Like Comments

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Help contact Instagram about the rampant grooming for sex trafficking and child sexual abuse, as well as adult fetishization of young girls, on its platform.

Fast Facts:

Minors whose Instagram accounts are set to private can still receive unsolicited direct messages from strangers, and that many of these strangers can be (and in several cases have been) child abusers or sex traffickers. 

There are also countless comments by predatory adults on the photos of minors, where they comment sexually graphic things or sexualize the children. This is like the pedophile rings discovered on YouTube in January!

Fill out this short form to email Instagram with these three requests:

1) Instagram must change its settings so that strangers cannot direct message minors,

2) Instagram must fix its algorithm to proactively remove sexualizing or sexually graphic comments on minor’s photos,

3) Instagram must update its reporting system so that if someone is reporting a sexual comment on a minor’s post it can be reported as such. The “harassment/bullying“ selection does not capture the fact that these comments come from adults who are grooming/sexualising/harassing/masturbating to an image of a child.

*If you're outside the US, Canada, or Australia, you can use the address for the United Nations in New York to complete the form: 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017