Keep Amino apps safe for children.
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Amino is meant to be a safe place for people of all races, genders, sexuality and age. While there are certain age limits mean to keep safety, TA just made those useless.
Now, according to a new rule, members of Amino can chat about sexual content in a private place if everyone talking is above 18.
“Amino allows certain Unlisted communities to discuss sexual themes and related topics, as long as they are set to unsearchable, and are private or require Leader approval to enter. These communities still can’t have any sexually explicit imagery. And, obviously, the rest of these guidelines apply to them, too.”
”Don’t post anything that encourages or glorifies any kind of sexual or suggestive activity with individuals under the age of 18. Be respectful of being young.”
This, to a degree, even encourages sexual content. Sexual Content is something that should not be tolerated in any social media home to many users under the age of 18.
I daresay this, kids under 18 can fake their age easily to learn about stuff that they shouldn’t know.
Not only that, but it opens a loophole that sexual predators can exploit, allowing them to sexually groom younger members.
What we ask...
We simply ask that you remove that rule and replace it with one barring sexual content 100%. Fairly simple.
Here are some stats regarding online enticement and exploitation of minors, taken from MissingKids.com. For more information, please follow the link.
- Engaging the child in sexual conversation/ role-play as a grooming method, rather than a goal (34%)
- Asking the child for sexually explicit images of themselves (33%)
- Developing a positive rapport with the child, often through compliments and praise, discussing “shared” interests or “liking”/commenting on children’s online posts, etc. (29%)
- Sending unprompted sexually explicit images of themselves (23%)
- Pretending to be younger (20%)
- Offering sexually explicit images of themselves to the child (10%)
- Asking children to reciprocally/mutually exchange images (9%)
- Offering incentives in exchange for explicit content (8%)
- In some 3rd-party reports, offenders engaged in a “testing of the waters” approach with one another such as engaging in sexual conversations that increasingly became more taboo and directed towards offering/asking about a child for sexual purposes. Less common (<5% of reports) methods included: pretending to be a female, pretending to be a modelling agent/photographer, pretending to be someone known to the child by using a fake/stolen account, recording/capturing images of the child without their authorization, using an autmoated system/bot to communicate in order to "cast a wide net" for victims, or asking children to rate an explicit picture of themselves.
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