SRSG on violence against children: Annual report 2016, para. 74
There are many reasons why images intended for private consumption may be more widely disseminated. There may be an explicit intention to harm the individual in question, or those involved may be unaware of the implications of their actions, or the perceived anonymity of the online environment encourages adolescents to act in ways they would not in face-to-face interactions. In any case, once online, such images or material are particularly difficult to delete.
Non-negotiated soft law
Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children