"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 12:44:34 PM
What he is actually saying is that kids will be kids.
The role of a parent is to guide your children, not stand in the middle of the room SHOUTING like some puffed up know it all.
Kids 30 years ago couldn't act that way, because there was no such thing as the Internet back then, and I'm sure the local photo shop wouldn't be too pleased about the kind of pictures they were being asked to develop.
I have two children. And you come across as the worst kind of parent.
If you think you're attitude is going to g'tee your children are not going to make a balls up at some point of there life, then you're going to handle that point in their life terribly.
Just a word of advice there, from parent to another.
RE: And this is a suprise...
Dr of crap
Dr of crap
10/23/2012 2:35:28 PM
Sorry my kids are both over the age of 18 are going to be fine parents themselves. They have respect for their elders and authority and we had no trouble from either of them.
Agreed parents NEED to guide kids. I didn't mention scream at the kids and bark orders like a drill sargnt, I said set boundries and stick to it. Today all you hear is the threat and then the give in. IT'S OK TO SAY NO and not give in. They might hate you but only for a short time.
It's called parenting, not how to make your kid your BFF by giving them everything!
But 30 years ago their where just as bad of things that could be had by kids - drugs, babies, ...ect. Each generation has it bad things, and each new generation is going to say, "You (the parent) had it easy, it's HARD today". BS
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