About 995 photos are uploaded to Instagram every second. Currently, there are over 140 million users active in the United States. Instagram is the largest photo- and video-sharing platform in the world. But is Instagram safe?
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It is beneath the funny videos and pictures on Instagram that the nefarious side of social media lurks. Those who have been victims of Instagram sextortion know firsthand how frightening and isolating the experience can be.
- Does Instagram offer any Helplines to Stop Sextortion?
- Can I report my intimate photos on Instagram and what should I do if they are posted there?
Keep reading for answers to all these questions and more.
Does Instagram Prevent Sextortion?
If you have been following our articles and posts, you will note sextortion is becoming an expanding problem on Instagram.
Sextortion is defined as Someone threatening to distribute your private and sensitive information if you do not provide them with images, sexual favors, or money. So, what is Instagram doing to prevent this?
Unfortunately, Instagram isn’t doing much to prevent sextortion. Because so much sensitive information can be posted on your account and accessed with a click of a button, it is up to you to prevent it. You can do this by keeping your Instagram account as private as possible and by making sure you know your friends and followers.
Lastly, always remember, that it is important for everyone to stay cautious when sending messages or information online because you never know who might use the information against you.
Where can I report the Sextortion on Instagram?
Before you report the incident to Instagram, be sure you have the following information documented: Instagram account URL or any handles, screenshots of any threats, and documentation of images the sextortionist has sent you.
You can report Instagram Sextortion on our team.
To report the images on Instagram:
- Go to the private images
- Click on the three dots
- Click report
- Click any of the answers that apply to your situation
To report the Instagram profile:
- Go to the sextortionists profile
- Click on the three dots next to the blue follow button
- Click report, then report the account, and click all that apply
What to Do If Someone Posts my Intimate Photos on Instagram?
If someone is posting or sharing your private images, seek outside help immediately. Sextortion can have life-changing and reputation-damaging effects. You should file a report with your local Police or FBI right away. Make sure to document everything. Additionally, you may need to contact an agency that deals with cybercrime on a local or national level.
Digital Investigation is one of the leading companies that deal with these Cyberbullies. You are not alone in this. With locations across North America, our digital forensics experts are near and ready to help. We can work on your case remotely, in-lab and onsite.
Contact us or submit a case today to learn more about how we can help you to stop being the Victim of Instagram sextortion. 1 in 3 victims is staying silent. Make sure you talk to someone. If you or someone you know are a victim of Instagram sextortion, comment or share your story below. Break your Silence today. If you become a victim of online sextortion – report it to sextortion helpline