This public service announcement comes from the Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Justice and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to Prevent Online Sexual Exploitation:
Kjerstin at Bitch writes:
[These ads] place the blame entirely on the girl (and only young, nymphal girls are exploited on the internet!), and implies she deserves whatever retribution comes from the photos (or whatever your dirty mind conjures up, since the first ad doesn’t specify what exactly is circulating). “Think Before You Post,” while sound advice, locates the origin of internet soliciting solely in the young girls instead of pointing out other issues, like the prevalence/accessibility of social networking, non-sexualized internet abuse and bullying, the “predators” themselves, or why young girls are sexualized in the first place. In addition, the videos also don’t offer up any means of coping with the problem or how these girls might deal with the aftermath or even if they can stand up for themselves. It just instills feelings of shame and fear.