So You've Read Sloane's Story — Here Are 9 Ways You Can Help

Originally published at: https://www.bark.us/blog/help-combat-child-predators/

On December 13, our friend and colleague Sloane Ryan published her story about what happened when Bark’s Special Projects Team created an Instagram account for a fictitious 11-year-old girl. Within minutes of posting to the account, several men sent sexually explicit messages and videos to someone they understood to be a child, and by the end of one week, dozens had subjected her to online sexual harassment and abuse. This story has touched a nerve with a lot of people. In the days following publication, hundreds have written in with a range of reactions. Many were shocked and outraged that the…