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The victim of an online "bait out" group has told how she misses school and "cries all the time" - two years after her private images were shared. The Kent schoolgirl told BBC South East Today she was 14 when she sent sexual images of herself to a boy, who posted them online for her peers to see. The BBC found more than 50 such groups on social media.
Sharing indecent images of is illegal even if the person doing so issaid Kent Police. Speaking anonymously, the victim, now 16, said she sent pictures of herself in her underwear to a boy. Bait out snapchat found out the images had been shared when some of her friends made fun of her. The teenager said there were times when she still could not attend school. Users bait out snapchat often only allowed access to the group or once they have shared such content. It can also involve videos being shared on public platforms such as YouTube where people are "named and shamed".
Project manager Maithreyi Rajeshkumar said technology played an important role in young people's lives but also allowed for "new forms of harassment". Figures released by Kent Police show crime reports for sexual messages have more than tripled over two years, from 34 in to in Det Ch Supt Tom Richards said: "It has had very ificant impact for some individuals - huge trauma.
It can be real bullying scenarios, very embarrassing, very humiliating. Today many people think it's perfectly reasonable. The BBC found more than 50 "bait groups" operating on Instagram. Instagram said the s had been investigated and those active removed for violating guidelines. It said keeping the platform a safe and positive place was its top priority.
Mental well-being of girls 'worsening'. Parent calls for end to 'baiting out'. What is 'bait out'? You may also be interested in:. Where are you on the UK fat scale? How bacteria are changing your mood Kate baby pics spark mums' debate online. Related Topics. Online abuse Social media. More on this story. Published 27 April Published 22 August Published 17 March Related Internet Links. Kent Police.Bait out snapchat
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Snapchat 'bait out' group victimises more than 40 Thanet children so far this year