Let's Talk Teens, Sexuality and Media
There are hundreds of searches for child abuse images every second worldwide, resulting in hundreds of thousands of child sexual abuse images and videos being shared every year. The people who produce child sexual abuse media are often abusers themselves, said researchers including those from Lancaster University in the UK.
Spotting newly produced media online can give law enforcement agencies the fresh evidence they need to find and prosecute offenders. But the sheer volume of activity on peer-to-peer networks makes manual detection virtually impossible. The new toolkit automatically identifies new or previously unknown child sexual abuse media using artificial intelligence.
Spotting newly produced media online can give law enforcement agencies the fresh evidence they need to find and prosecute offenders, they said. However the sheer volume of activity on peer-to-peer networks makes manual detection virtually impossible. The new toolkit automatically identifies new or previously unknown child sexual abuse media using artificial intelligence.There are already a number of tools available to help law enforcement agents monitor peer-to-peer networks for child sexual abuse media, but they usually rely on identifying known media."Identifying new child sexual abuse media is critical because it can indicate recent or ongoing child abuse," said lead author Claudia Peersman from Lancaster University.The researchers tested iCOP on real-life cases and law enforcement officers trialed the toolkit. It was highly accurate, with a false positive rate of only 7.9 per cent for images and 4.3 per cent for videos. It was also complementary to the systems and workflows they already use. And since the system can reveal who is sharing known child sexual abuse media, and show other files shared by those people, it will be highly relevant and useful to law enforcers. The research was published in the journal Digital Investigation.As a result, these tools are unable to assess the thousands of results they retrieve and can not spot new media that appear. The Identifying and Catching Originators in P2P (iCOP) Networks toolkit uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to flag new and previously unknown child sexual abuse media.A review of the literature surrounding the research on sexuality and the media needs to be analyzed to determine whether sexuality in the media has been increasing or not. A review of the literature is also needed to make a determination regarding which came first and what has caused the increased sexuality both in among adolescents and in the media. I believe that the literature will find that there has been an increase in sexuality in the media. I also believe that the increased sexuality in media has resulted in increased sexuality in adolescents. Which has resulted in hypersexualized adolescents who engage in risky behavior, have increased chances of becoming pregnant or having sexually transmitted diseases.Sexuality in the media has been a topic of debate and discussion over recent years. The topic has become increasingly controversial as many individuals believe that there has been an increase in sexualized media over recent years. They believe this is to blame for the increased sexuality exhibited by adolescents. Critics of this argument may argue that as society and adolescents begin to become more sexualized, the media responds to this by producing media which has become more sexualized in order to continue to be relevant and popular. The media may argue that they need to continue to be sexualized in order to effectively promote their ideas and sell products to a society that has become sexualized over time.While most of the literature that is available on the topic of adolescents and sexuality used methodology that was removed from adolescents, Werner-Wilson studied the source directly. Werner-Wilson studied the perceptions of teenagers and parent themselves regarding the large presence of sexuality in the media. Werner-Wilson found that while concerns about the media was highly prevalent with parents, teenagers did not seem to have been influenced by the media or if they were did not care about the influence of media in their lives. The study also proposed a solution to the problem of adoloscents and the sexuzliaed media they are ecposed to. “For now, parents and sexuality educators may need to convince adolescents that concerns about the media are valid before trying to change media-influenced behavior” (Elliot 303). Similarly to other studies Werner-Wilson also places parents in the center of resolving issues that come up from the sexualized media. Although Werner-Wilson does acknowledge that media can have a negative influence on teenagers, the solution needs to focus on changing the perception of media for adolescents. Teenagers must be able to recognize when the media is attempting to influence them in order to be able to resolve to let the media play a smaller part in influencing their decisions.