Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Parents Shocked to Discover Infant Daughter’s Photos Associated With Online Porn

The Florida couple was disturbed when they learned photos of their daughter they uploaded to Instagram were being used for sexual role-playing. (Image source: WPTV-TV)

How perverted can people get to turn a picture of a child into a discussion about porn....pedophilia. However, I don't think labeling certain forms of free speech as child pornography is a solution to the problem. Parents just need to be more careful about posting pictures of their kids online and making sure if they do they use all security measures and only allow private family/friends to view them. I never posted my kids pictures online. I just don't trust the perverted people out there as I have heard sometimes they will photoshop faces onto different's disgusting anyone does these things with children's pictures, let alone infants. "WPTV-TV reported that the West Palm Beach, Fla., parents found out photos of their daughter Taylen, not even a year old, were being copied onto Instagram pages involved in pornographic role-playing."

The blog Nanny Notes warned about Instagram role-playing earlier this year.
Role-playing is an activity in which people assume the role of a character in a fictional setting and interact to create a story. This type of role-playing is typically done by fans of books/movies such as Harry Potter. Those who want to role-play on Instagram simply start their story from an image and post character actions in the description using appropriate hash tags like #roleplay.
The most alarming aspect of role-playing on Instagram is not that a child is involved. The disturbing condition occurs when a child predator role-plays and uses the image of a child as a springboard for writing inappropriate scenarios. Such images are often copied without permission from a young Instagramer with loose privacy settings. What’s worse, the child’s image doesn’t have to be suggestive in any way for someone to use it as the basis for a pornographic discussion.
The incident with Calad and Bigg’s daughter isn’t the first one involving an infant; earlier this year, the Toronto Star reported on a similar case, including some of the dialogue surrounding the picture of a baby:
“I need mommy and would be nwaughty with me and tell me things,” writes a user called @melissa_kelsey_babys in a screenshot posted by a denouncer with the tag #downwithbabyrp.
A user called ggjjjjjjjjgffgbbhhhgcbbnvxmmbb volunteers: “Ok @melissa_kelsey_babys I will be ur mommy.”
A local police officer told the Toronto Star at the time that even if explicit photos weren’t being used, the text associated with the photo could still be considered child pornography. But this “text-definition” of child pornography only exists in Canada, the Star reported.
Meanwhile, tech giants are taking action to combat online child abuse.
Google and Microsoft announced Monday that they would be using software to make it harder for users to search for child abuse material online.
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