Monroe Police have arrested three juveniles for allegedly posting nude and semi-nude photos of other youths on Instagram. One teen was charged with possession of child pornography, risk of injury to a minor, harassment and threatening. Two others were charged with harassment and conspiracy to commit harassment.
Monroe Police told the Connecticut Post that they were able to identify the juvenile who was operating the page and posting the content, and the two who were providing content such as photos and commentary. It’s unclear how the photos were obtained.
The first complaint was made about the posts in January, because it also identified where the youth lived. Jockey Hollow Middle School administrators are also investigating racially charged content on the Instagram account.
The superintendent says they are teaching students about digital citizenship and responsible use of technology, and hosting parent sessions on internet safety and responsible social media use.