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10,000 out of 12,000 sexually explicit pictures uploaded by teens were reposted by parasite websites

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) found that 88 percent of nude or sexually explicit photos/videos posted by teens online are stolen reposted without permission. 
The IWF study took a look at 12,224 risque teen images/videos from 68 websites (like social networks) and found that 10,776 of them had been reposted without permission by "parasite" porn websites, which stole the images from commonplace sites like Facebook. The study was conducted over a 47-hour period during four weeks. 
"This research gives an unsettling indication of the number of images and videos on the Internet featuring young people performing sexually explicit acts or posing," said Susie Hargreaves, CEO of IWF. "It also highlights the problem of control of these images -- once an image has been copied on to a parasite website, it will no longer suffice to simply remove the image from the online account
"We need young people to realize that once an image or a video has gone online, they may never be able to remove it entirely." 
The study was unable to analyze pictures or messages exchanged over email, smartphone messages or social networks that are protected by firewalls, but it did mention that some of the pictures were taken from stolen cell phones and placed on parasite websites. 
The IWF report also gave examples of some teens that were deeply affected by having sexually explicit pictures placed on parasite websites. One example was a girl who placed naked pictures on the Internet, then lost control of them as other sites began reposting them. 
"I came to regret posting photographs of myself naively on the Internet and tried to forget about it, but strangers recognized me from the photographs and made lewd remarks at school," said the girl. "I endured so much bullying because of this photograph and the others...I was eventually admitted for severe depression and was treated for a suicide attempt."

Source: TechCrunch

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RE: And this is a suprise...
By Dr of crap on 10/23/2012 8:35:56 AM , Rating: 4
You obviously do not have kids.
Those arguements you stated have been used for years, maybe even by your parents when they were kids.


Parents are not suppose to be the kids friends. Do the hard stuff. Make them yell at you. Make the tough decisions. BUT if you'd done it at a early age and the kids respected you, you wouldn't have a battle on your hands when they got to be teens. My kids respect me and I didn't any trouble with them when the hit the teen years. Say what you want it ALL parenting. IT'S OK to tell the 2-16 year old NO. AND YOU CAN'T have that and DO NOT GIVE IN AT ANYTIME!
When my kids brought over friends, you could tell alot about the parents and how the household ran by how the friends behaved.

BE the parent. It's the toughest job ever. AND most should not have kids. When you have kids it time for you to grow up and stop doiong some of the things you WANT to do and do the things you SHOULD do to make your kids better!

It's THAT simple!

RE: And this is a suprise...
By theapparition on 10/23/2012 9:31:21 AM , Rating: 2
As always, the real truth lies somewhere in between.

First off, there is no one sized fits all universal parenting handbook. If there was, then it would be easy.

In my experience, parenting is a balance between teaching the right values (and leading by example), setting firm rules, but also letting your children make some of their own decisions, and they must also deal with the consequences of such.

I've seen many heavy handed families who raise very respectful kids....until they get out of the house. A taste of freedom quickly becomes intoxicating like a drug. You could always tell the preacher's daughter at college. She was the one gangbanging at the frats.

And every kid is different. Some respond well to heavy handed parenting, others rebel. You have to be flexible as a parent and realize the style that works the best. No kid is the same, so why would the same parenting style work for all of them.

But the point of the original article I don't get is nude pictures on Facebook or any social network (Google+, Myspace, AmIhot, etc). I thought they didn't allow any nude or rated R photos.

RE: And this is a suprise...
By AMDftw on 10/23/2012 9:36:31 AM , Rating: 2
You know, I can disagree here. Good valid points. I was always grounded or in trouble as a child. It took me 22 years to realize my parents were right and I was wrong. A few years ago my father asked me if he was to strict on me. I told him no and I was glad he was. I told him he, He shouldn't have soften up with my 2 younger brother. Both have been in and out of jail. Why?, because he let them do as they please. I would have never became the man I am now. I follow the same why with my kids currently. When I say they are grounded or in trouble I hold my word. Parents these days are to soft. That's why that call it "Tough love"

RE: And this is a suprise...
By dark matter on 10/23/2012 12:41:21 PM , Rating: 2
We all look forward to your children winning nobel peace prizes then shall we, oh amazing parent.

You've obviously never heard of free will.

As much as you like to think you can control people, you'll find YOUR wrong, no matter how many capital letters you use.

The only thing you can do with children, is do your best, and hope for the best.

At the end of the day, people will do stupid things, regardless.

If this is news to you, God help your kids.

RE: And this is a suprise...
By JediJeb on 10/23/2012 9:15:20 PM , Rating: 2
There is free will, but if children never learn that there are limits and consequences in how they exercise that free will, they will never learn how to live and succeed in the real world. Everyone has the free will to jump off a cliff, but they don't have the right to expect they won't get hurt once they hit the ground. Just like the ground is the unavoidable limit to free will in that case, parents must set limits on a child's free will and make the consequences stick if they push past those limits. If your child does not learn from the limits you set then it is their fault how they turn out, if you never set those limits then how they turn out is the parent's fault.

People who believe that there are no consequences to how they exercise their free will are the ones who usually end up in jail or worse.

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