Report content that is abusive of minors

United States

If you find websites that contain content that is sexually or physically abusive towards minors, please alert the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).

NCMEC is working to bring the issue of child sexual exploitation to the forefront and help combat its negative, long-term effects. Google users can use these resources to be part of a solution that helps keep children safer. To alert NCMEC, contact NCMEC’s CyberTipline 24-hours per day, 7 days per week online at www.cybertipline.com or by calling 1-800-843-5678. Reports can be made regarding eight categories of child sexual exploitation such as online enticement, child sexual abuse imagery, or the prostitution of children. Learn more about the categories

To learn more about Internet safety, computers, and the web, visit www.netsmartz411.org and ask the experts at NCMEC. The site includes resources for families to help their children stay safer online.

If you'd like more information about how to keep your family safe while browsing the Web, visit Google's Family Safety Center.

Canada

If you find websites that contain content that is sexually or physically abusive towards minors, please visit Cybertip.ca, or contact 1 866 658 9022.

If you'd like more information about how to keep your family safe while browsing the Web, visit Google's Family Safety Centre.

United Kingdom

If you find websites that contain content that is sexually abusive towards minors, please report the content to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) via their website at www.iwf.org.uk. ‘Child sexual abuse images’ refers to any images of children, apparently under 18 years old, involved in sexual activity or depicting erotic posing.

The IWF is a UK Internet Hotline for the public to report potentially illegal online content within its remit. It works in partnership with the online industry, law enforcement, government, and international partners to minimize the availability of this content, primarily child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the world.

If you'd like more information about how to keep your family safe while browsing the Web, visit Google's Family Safety Centre.

Australia

If you find websites that contain content that is sexually or physically abusive towards minors, please see below for more information on how to report the site to the proper authorities and how to keep your family safe on the Internet.

  • ACMA:The Australian Communications and Media Authority provides information on Internet safety, and investigates complaints about illegal and offensive online material. If you want to find out more about staying safe online, visit netalert.gov.au. To report content that may be prohibited, go to www.acma.gov.au/hotline.
  • Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, confidential and anonymous, 24-hour telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. You can talk to counsellors about any issue big or small, including bullying, sexual abuse, homelessness, suicidal thoughts and drug and alcohol usage. Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800.
  • You should take a note of the URL address and report the site to the police. Even if you are not sure if the material depicts child sexual assault, you can still report it. Alternatively, you can report via the Australian Federal Police site.
  • For more on online safety, check out www.bravehearts.org.au
  • For a great resource on cyber-safety and security for parents, carers, and teachers, and to report online grooming, inappropriate content, and spam, please go to the following AFP sponsored website: www.thinkuknow.org.au
    This website also has help and advice for cyber-bullying, viruses, scams, fraud and identity theft.

If you'd like more information about how to keep your family safe while browsing the Web, visit Google's Family Safety Centre.

New Zealand

If you find websites that contain content that is sexually or physically abusive towards minors, please report the incident online to the Department of Internal Affairs or by calling NetSafe toll free: 0508 638 723.

Netsafe aims to educate all New Zealanders about safe, secure and responsible use of information and communication technology. To learn more about Internet safety, users can visit www.netsafe.org.nz.

If you'd like more information about how to keep your family safe while browsing the Web, visit Google's Family Safety Centre.

Japan

If you find websites that contain content that is sexually or physically abusive towards minors, please visit the Internet Hotline Center Japan at www.internethotline.jp..

If you'd like more information about how to keep your family safe while browsing the Web, visit Google's Family Safety Center.