Child’s pictures being exploited on Instagram

Recently The Age and Sydney Morning Herald reported the worrying case of photos being posted to Instagram and then being repurposed:

Sarah (not her real name) learnt in April that fully clothed images of her daughter had been linked to role-playing accounts on the photo-sharing site, some of which contained sexual comments.

Yet her complaints to Instagram went unanswered for two days, until cyber safety consultant Susan McLean contacted the site on her behalf and the accounts were shut down.

Again, one of the issues is that once a photo is published online, it can be saved and/or manipulated by anyone who views it. Once the photo is out there in cyberspace, we no longer have control it. Read the whole the piece here.

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