By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline. Thousands of British teenagers are selling their own naked pictures and videos online — making ridiculous sums of money each month in the process, an investigation has found. The use of social media websites like Twitter and Snapchat are also being used to help boost and promote profiles in a bid to earn more cash while making the most successful on the site millionaires in no time. One user named Lauren, from Northamptonshire, spoke to the BBC to reveal how she went on to become one of the British-based website's top earners in the world in a short period of time. British girls are making thousands of pounds selling explicit photos of themselves online, using social media websites like Twitter and Snapchat to boost their earnings.
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RCMP say the children, between the ages of eight and 12, shared nude pictures or videos on unspecified free websites in recent months. Chantal Farrah. All the children have been confirmed to be safe, she said, and police have spoken to their families. The Mounties say such image-sharing is becoming more common, and are encouraging parents to be vigilant about what children are doing online. Farrah said in an interview children need to understand that they shouldn't do anything online that they wouldn't do at the mall. The RCMP say parents and guardians should know what sites children are visiting, regularly monitor their devices, and talk to them about appropriate online behaviour. They say they should also consider making a "family contract" that makes online rules clear. A person uses their smartphone in this file photo. Related Stories 'Don't ever think it can't happen to you': Experts give advice on keeping kids safe online.
In April, residents of Louisa County, Va. When Hanna Rosin asked teens from Louisa County High School how many people they knew who had sexted, a lot of them replied: "Everyone. In her report on the Louisa County scandal for The Atlantic, Rosin set out to address the question, why are so many teenagers sending each other nude photos? How much does teen sexting have to do with actual sex? How should parents, and communities, respond? And how do child pornography laws apply? But by the law any picture of a minor is illegal and so they just ask the girl[s] who they call in for interviews, "Well, do you know anyone else who has naked pictures on their phone?
A man admitted to sexual exploitation of a minor for solicited nude photos of a year-old girl. File photo MLive. Dustyn Olmstead, 31, of Vermontville, pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor, which carries a penalty of at least 15 years, and up to 30, in prison, and distribution of child pornography, a five- to year felony. He will be sentenced Dec. The investigation began in February when an Allegan County school district found improper text messages on a school-owned laptop it had loaned a student. Police determined that Olmstead solicited nude photographs of a year-old Allegan County girl and sent nude photos of his own to her. He tried to convince a year-old Ottawa County girl to send her own photos, too, authorities said. In an effort to desensitize the girls, he shared a video of a girl, about 9 years old, being sexually assaulted by a man. Olmstead had communicated with many others believed to be children, the U. Attorney Andrew Birge said.