ATLANTA -- We've all heard the stories about teenagers behaving badly online - kids sharing naked photos or daring each other to do risky things.
Some of those things can wreck their reputations and potentially cost them scholarship and job opportunities down the line. Now, one teen could suffer those same consequences - even though she's done nothing wrong.
The story started with a tip from a mother who discovered someone had taken her teenage daughter's picture and used it to create a twitter account offering to make sex tapes.
As if that's not bad enough, even though they've contacted Twitter, the account is still active.
The victim is a 17-year-old daughter who is a senior in high school and preparing for her future. She's getting ready to go off to college when all of a sudden her picture is stolen.
It's front and center on a Twitter page that's asking for money in exchange for a sex tape. The girl and her parents said they've been trying to get Twitter to take it down. But, so far, nothing has been done.
"Sometimes, they'll show a body part, you know, her dressed in a, you know, dressed in her regular clothes," Yolanda, the teen's mom, said. "But then they'll show nudity and pornography as if it was my daughter's pictures and I was like, oh, my God, I was like, what is going on."
She said her biggest fear is putting her child in danger and endangering her future.
"This is also messing up the chances she may have on getting a better job, getting into college or tech school or whatever she wants to do," Yolanda said. "And people seeing this stuff and thinking she has something to do with it."
11Alive sent an email to Twitter's media team and also a tweet on their own platform. We've yet to receive a response.
Their policy says that when you report an account for this kind of offense, they will investigate and decide what to do.