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GOOD NEWS! Twitter Users Help Shut Down Child Abuse Accounts That Were Posting Child Pornography

Concerned Twitter users have exposed several accounts posting child porn and have gotten them removed! Yay! 🙂 What should be noted here is that speaking up and reporting abuse and images that violate the policies of a service like Twitter CAN make a difference, so we urge all of you to please do so as much as possible! ~ Check out the details of the story below for some useful information and some positive inspiration. 🙂

— NOTE: “NSPCC” is an acronym for the UK organization the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

[The Huffington Post UK] — Several Twitter accounts which were publishing images of child abuse have been suspended following a barrage of complaints from users of the social networking site.

Around 30 complaints were made to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) about the indecent images on Sunday night.

TWEET by @NSPCC:
People have expressed concern about a twitter feed with disturbing images of children. We’ve alerted CEOP. They are looking at it urgently.

Twitter users also contacted the NSPCC expressing their concern over the accounts, while the hashtags #report999tmmhot and #Reportloveinna47 – the Twitter handles of two of the accounts in question – started trending.

TWEET by @LOHANTHONY:
please report this DISGUSTING account please @999tmmhot #Report999tmmHot

On Monday, the NSPCC congratulated those who had alerted CEOP about the offensive images.

TWEET by @NSPCC:
Action being taken against twitter pages with abuse images. Well done to twitter users for exposing them. BBC report: http://t.co/PqjPkKek

A spokesman for the NSPCC said: “Sadly sex offenders will use any means available to share disturbing images. It’s important to remember that children are abused when they are made and sharing them encourages this abuse. WE ALSO KNOW THAT ONE IN THREE PEOPLE WHO VIEW THESE IMAGES WILL GO ON TO ABUSE CHILDREN THEMSELVES.”

(Emphasis added in the above paragraph by AntiPornography.org to point out that WATCHING porn is often not a passive activity of engaging in a “private fantasy”, but frequently leads to ACTING OUT REAL ABUSE IN REAL LIFE ON REAL VICTIMS, as a result of the viewing of (and masturbating to) pornography. These victims are almost always vulnerable and exploited women and children.)

“We are working with CEOP to catch the people responsible and will be speaking to Twitter and other social media platforms about what more can be done to stop the trade in these images.”

It is not yet clear how many accounts were reported to CEOP but the internet safety team said all of the accounts had been suspended.

READ THE REST OF THIS STORY AT THE LINK BELOW: (And please don’t forget to like, comment and share to spread the word and help support the cause. Thanks! :-))

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/24/twitter-users-child-abuse-accounts-nspcc-ceop_n_2359330.html

OTHER HELPFUL LINKS AND INFO:

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTipline: (This is where child porn in the US should be reported)

http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PageServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&PageId=2936

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/NationalCenterforMissingandExploitedChildren

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) on Facebook and at Twitter:

http://www.facebook.com/nspcc

https://twitter.com/NSPCC

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (UK)

http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

CEOP Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/clickceop

CEOP Twitter

https://twitter.com/CEOPUK

MAIN ARTICLE LINK: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/24/twitter-users-child-abuse-accounts-nspcc-ceop_n_2359330.html

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