It really does astonish me that people will put photos of their young children all over social media, not just private ones. A friend took a piccie of his 10 year old grand daughter wearing a tiny bikini which went on some private posting - he was complaining that the outfit was wholly unsuitable. Probably 2 years later the picture was being used as a thumbnail on more than one Russian You Tube site about cars. Revolting. I know of another similar incident - it must be fairly widespread."Cheese and pizza emojis are being used as a secret code by paedophiles to communicate on social media sites such as Instagram and Twitter, online safety groups have warned.
A group of more than 100 volunteer parents has banded together to hunt down and report accounts using the emoji to signal they are sharing sexualised images of children, in a bid to evade detection by the social media giants.
Members of the parents' group told The Telegraph they often found such accounts sharing images of children taken in family settings such on beaches or gardens, which appeared to have been stolen from the parents’ social media profiles.
The development has prompted a former Government child safety advisor to warn parents to avoid sharing images of their children openly on social media in case they are stolen and traded online.
The group of parents was started by India, a 27-year-old executive assistant from London, who asked the paper not to use her surname, and who stumbled across the child image accounts on social media.
Since then she has set up Twitter and Instagram pages, called ProtectPD, dedicated to naming accounts she finds sharing child images so her followers can report them en masse to the social media giants.
India, who has had direct talks with officials at Instagram over the issue, said the accounts often signaled what they were doing by using cheese and pizza emojis, to represent ‘CP’ meaning ‘child porn’.
My opinion: WTF? Cheese and Pizza = Child Porn? This seems a bit desperate, to say the least.