In a disturbing video posted by TikTok creator @mom.uncharted, whose name is Sarah, she discusses a website that sells photos of a young girl online, ranging in prices from $50-125 dollars. Sarah, whose content is usually about minor safety in the digital world, was sent to the website by a follower. Not only is the website selling photos of the young girl, but her friend, also underage, is included in the videos as well. Though the girls are dressed, many are concerned regarding the type of audience interested in buying photos of young girls for one hundred dollars. Not only that, but the girl’s measurements are posted online as well for people to see.
This child also has a Patreon but apparently the photos are with her mother- creepy #kidsoftiktok #viral #parentsoftiktok #socialmedia #fyp #influencers #exploitation #foryou #minorsafety #onlinesafety
In an update, she confirms that the other parent of the child is aware of what is happening, as they also offer “personal sets” of photos of their daughter on their website as well. One of the other sets is entitled “snake print swim” and although the photos are not available for obvious reasons, it is safe to assume the young girl is in a bathing suit. Her age is confirmed to be eleven years old, making it even more uncomfortable. Sarah states that this shows that their parents know exactly who their target audience is.
Reply to @lacihorn I remain in shock that parents are selling photos of their children- this is highly disturbing @mom.uncharted #influencers #fyp #socialmedia #protectthechildren #minorsafety #exploitation #foryou
In another video, Sarah confirms that it is absolutely vile that a parent would post content of their underage daughter to be sold, but she says that parents are posting content of their minor children every day, giving creepy people content for free. Sarah’s account is dedicated to this idea and warning, as she aims to protect children and remind parents that there are terrible people out there. Today, family vlogs and family accounts are incredibly normalized, which can be harmful as there are people out there who might harvest bad intentions for their children. Many believe that family vlogging should not be normalized and are often exploiting their children.
#stitch with @mom.uncharted If you are posting your children publicly on SM, you are allowing creeps access to your children #protectthechildren #fyp #fy #parentsoftiktok #viral #minorsafety #kidsoftiktok #exploitation #GameTok
Many in the comments agreed, stating that this is why they do not post their children’s faces online and aim to keep their child’s identities a secret to those online, as you never know who might be there. Although online safety used to be a major concern and talking point, it seems in the days of family vlogging that these concerns are not as heightened as they used to be. One commenter wrote “I don’t post photos of my son. I really don’t post anything anywhere anymore. Social media is so gross and toxic.”