The local newsman reported there is an internet site that posts nude photos of girls from Illinois high schools, AND HE NAMED THE SITE. He said that
the site has, in some cases, been asked to remove some of the photos, but that sometimes the removed photos later again appear in the archives
It seems bizarre to me that the news story would name such a site, that reportedly has posts of girls that appear against the girl's wishes, while the site is still up and running. Wouldn't ordinary decency demand that, if such a story is covered, the site not be mentioned by name?
This has me wondering if the story is false. Perhaps the police wish to trap sexual perverts. Maybe the police set up a site and asked the newsman to put out the fake story, to see who in the public would log on hoping to see nude pictures of girls in their state, high school age. Or, the site might be real, but the police have made a deal to monitor it to trap sexual predators.
What do you think of such a story?
I don't think its right to blame the girls. They trusted someone enough to bare all and learned the hard way that some blokes are just creeps. Its
how to convince them that we are not all like that that is the hard job.
But as for the OP. I think its right to bring peoples' attention to the existence of the site but perhaps not to give the actual address.
+1 Nim, however, in the name of "news" anything is "permissible". Personally, there needs to be more responsibility in reporting. AFAIAC The media must be allowed to report that an event has occured, but should be restricted in identifying any "guilty" parties. e.g. "fact": Nim has blown herself up "in the name of Scholar" and managed to kill two children" News report should be "two children killed by suicide bomber" end of story. "Scholar", or "Nim" should never be mentioned as it only adds their notoriety, which as what Scholar wants.
I think Nim you won't know hundreds of young people, but I may be wrong. Sexting is rife with young girls who are willing to take the risk to please their boyfriends and boys are too immature to think of the lifetime consequences of their sharing as a "Look at what I got" brag. Nice girls not only do "put out" these days, they also share inappropriate things on social media despite their teachers and parents warning them in advance. Everyone, especially the young, lives under the illusion that they are invincible until life proves otherwise.
And people believe the young are so internet savvy. But you are,so right, MM.
Maybe the site was named, so that parents can check their child's 'phone/computer?
If I had a child, I'd be checking their stuff frequently. They'd complain, naturally.
My kids all grew up with a "puter in the house. It was also in a public area, so that we could keep an eye on them without being obvious. My grandchildren have had a good object lesson on the hazards of the 'net. One of their older siblings is being continually "hacked" and inappropriate stuff posted in her name. She changes passwords, and closes accounts and starts new ones regularly, however the hackers seem to be waiting for her. I've not looked at her computer, so I cannot comment upon their issues. (She is married and her hubbie is not particularly impressed either.)