"Parasite" Websites Steal, Repost 88 Percent of Teens' Sexually Explicit Pics
October 22, 2012 11:36 PM
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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."
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RE: And this is a suprise...
10/23/2012 12:41:21 PM
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...
10/23/2012 9:15:20 PM
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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