It is frustrating to try to report pornography to the United States Department of Justice, only to have their obscenity site respond that it doesn’t understand the two digit state (drop down menu) or the country (USA).
Go to the NCMEC Cybertipline site and it will offer assistance if your child has been exposed to child porn, solicitation etc. but not if they indirectly potentially could be. It would be nice if there was a central resource you could turn to when the issue doesn’t fit into a specific predefined category.
Are these “teen sites” unaware of what child pornography is? In the US, Child pornography has been defined under federal statute as a visual depiction of a minor (child younger than 18) engaged in sexually explicit conduct (18 U.S.C. 2256). The Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) of the Department of Justice prosecute individuals who violate federal law by sexually exploiting children and enforce the federal obscenity laws.
If children on social networks such as My Space can register using a fake age, how would a pornographer really know if the models were over 18?
The US PROTECT Act, passed on April 30, 2003, created 18 USC § 2252B, which for the first time makes it a crime to employ a domain name with the intent of misleading the public to visit websites offering either obscene material or material harmful to minors.
Maybe the act needs modified to keep up with technology.