“In the age of social media, dating has taken on a new hybrid form, blending both physical and online experiences. For us parents raising digital natives, this is uncharted territory, but we’re committed to staying informed and being there for our children.
Recently, a teenager approached her parents with a dilemma. She had met a friend online through one of her favourite social media hangouts, and their connection quickly evolved into a “dating” relationship. During this process of getting to know each other, they exchanged intimate text messages, voice notes, images, and videos, occasionally even having video calls.
As we all know, friendships can sometimes fade, and unfortunately, this one did too. What’s worse is that now there was a looming threat of those personal images shared in confidence being released to individuals outside of that relationship, a situation reminiscent of what’s known as “revenge porn.”
As parents, this situation is truly heart-wrenching. We understand the depth of betrayal, the invasion of privacy, and the harsh reality of the saying, ‘The Internet Never Forgets.’
While it might seem like a challenging problem to tackle, there is a solution we’d like to introduce you to, and it’s called Take It Down. This platform offers a way to address situations like these, and we’re eager to share how it can help. Because as parents, we’re here not only to empathize with our children but also to find practical solutions to protect them in the digital age.”
It is Called Take It Down by The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is the United States’ largest and most influential child protection organisation. We lead the fight to protect children, creating vital resources for them and the people who keep them safe. Every child deserves a safe childhood.
“Having nudes online is scary, but there is hope to get it taken down.”
This service is one step you can take to help remove online nude, partially nude, or sexually explicit photos and videos taken before you were 18.
What is Take It Down?
Take It Down is a free service that can help you remove or stop the online sharing of nude, partially nude, or sexually explicit images or videos taken of you when you were under 18 years old. You can remain anonymous while using the service and you won’t have to send your images or videos to anyone. Take It Down will work on public or unencrypted online platforms that have agreed to participate.
Take It Down is a service provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. (Content above derived from the website).
Who is Take It Down for?
Take It Down is for people who have images or videos of themselves nude, partially nude, or in sexually explicit situations taken when they were under the age of 18 that they believe have been or will be shared online. For example, maybe you sent a picture to someone, but now they’re threatening you or have posted it somewhere.
Learn how it works here: https://takeitdown.ncmec.org/
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As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of raising digital natives in this fast-paced world, let us remain firmly grounded in our core values. By taking the time to explore and understand our children’s digital playgrounds, we can offer our support from a place of profound knowledge, unwavering love, and deep understanding. Together, Eveminet can empower our children to thrive in the digital age while fostering strong connections and trust within our families.
Closing Quote: “Technology is best when it brings people together.” – Matt Mullenweg.