Australian Council on Children and the Media

E-Safety Commissioner reports millions of social media photos found on child exploitation sharing sites October 1, 2015

Innocent photos of children originally posted on social media and family blogs account for up to half the material found on some paedophile image-sharing sites, according to Australia's new Children's eSafety Commissioner Alistair MacGibbon. Most of the images are posted by parents, who don't realise how easily they can be downloaded. While the photos themselves are often innocent photos of children involved in everyday activities, on paedophile sites they were often accompanied by comments that explicitly sexualise the children.

More about this in the Sydney Morning Herald