The complexity involved in internet policing keeps taking a bigger toll every day on the children. In one such news surfaced about a 13-year-old teenage girl who endured forceful pornographic content displayed everywhere she turned while using the Tumblr account. She seems to be using the social media account to share funny videos and posts with her friends where she claims that avoiding pornographic content while using the social media platform is almost inevitable.
Each time she opened the app, there was a snippet — a quick “gif” or video — reposted for her to view: breasts, genitals, action. “It’s like you weren’t even watching the porn — you were watching three seconds of it on a loop and trying to scroll past it as fast as you could,” said Tori D’Amico, now 19.
On a website called Wattpad, she devoured “fanfiction” about her favorite British boy-band singer, Harry Styles. There, she encountered graphic descriptions of a young woman’s emotional and physical abuse. It was too much — but she read every word.
“I learned those really negative ideas or … unhealthy ideals of sex very young,” said D’Amico, a college student. “I wasn’t old enough to, like, actually comprehend them, but I was internalizing them.”