The story of Amanda Morgan, 29, and her baby girl Callia shocked millions of people around the globe. This story is the best warning parents will ever get and it’s related to their urge to share pics of their babies on social media.
Amanda was really happy with the little steps Callia was taking and she shared a few pics of the beautiful baby. Sadly, the innocent sharing turned into something evil and terrible.
Photos of Callia ended on cute baby pages on Facebook and Instagram. Amanda didn’t find anything wrong with this until Callia’s pics ended on the dark web.
The disturbing website offered pedophile content. A great number of concerned parents wanted to get the website closed down and they alarmed Amanda about the girl’s photos.
The website had stolen three photos of baby Callia and used them in the most terrible way. Callia’s photos were edited and it looked as if the baby was wearing tons of makeup.
Amanda couldn’t even cope with the fact that something this awful would happen to her family. The 29-year-old mother was devastated to learn that Callia’s photos are exploited as child pornography content.
“I cried uncontrollably for 45 minutes when I received that message,” Amanda remembers the awful event. “My partner couldn’t calm me down, I was sobbing and shaking. I thought it was all my fault because I had this Instagram page. There are three pictures of my child on that website, I haven’t dolled her up like that, I wouldn’t want to put my baby in make-up.”
Amanda Morgan set up an account for the website to see the images of her baby. There were “child abuse images all over the website!
Thousands of pedophiles wrote disgusting comments under the pics. Many users of the Russian website took notice of Callia’s photos.
“These kids are getting abused and getting pictures taken of them by their own parents,” Amanda adds. “I just feel so sick and I feel sad for those babies. As sickening as the comments were on Callia’s, they were mild.
The other stuff that’s on there is even worse. I nearly threw up, I was literally retching like I was going to be sick. I’ve not been sleeping properly since I found out.”
Amanda felt terrible for sharing photos of Callia. She later realized that “she shouldn’t have that tarnished because of sickos in the world.”
Amanda Morgan warns people around the world to be more careful in the future. The least you can do is make your accounts private.
“My child is covered, she’s wearing a long-sleeved jumper and a skirt in one of the pictures and you can’t see any of her skin. I would say to parents to make sure they’re covered in any pictures they share, never naked or in the bath. If you want to take those pictures just keep them to yourself, don’t put them anywhere for these creeps to get hold of.”
The disturbing website is still in function despite all the reports. The police have been alerted and parents also informed Instagram about the incident.
If you have a similar experience or know someone who needs help, call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, 8 am–10 pm Monday to Friday, 9 am–6 pm weekends(UK time).