How to report
Find the reporting form by clicking the REPORT ABUSE button on the top right corner. First, choose the type of online platform that you accidentally see CSAM or suspected child pornography hosted in (i.e. website, email, Facebook, chatroom, etc.). Then, enter the URL (web address) of the image/video in the box. You can enter more than one URL at a time by using a comma to separate each URL or copy and past the URL into this box.
Remember that you can report anonymously. However, if you choose to provide us your contact information, we will be able to contact you to provide update about your report when it is available. Your contact information will be kept confidential. We reserve the right to not providing information that is deemed confidential. If you don’t wish to provide your personal information, just tick the box ‘I wish to report anonymously’.
Once you have completed the form, hit the SEND button right under the form. After you have clicked the SEND button, you should receive an automated popup message with the thank you note and 8 digit reference number. You can use this number to trace the progress of your report by going to the home page and clicking the CHECK STATUS button right below the slider. Your report status information should be available in 24 hours
Reports involving online child sexual exploitation cases, last updated: December 2021
Your report does matter!
Please be reassured that your report can always make a difference. The Internet has a huge interest in our society and children. Unfortunately, the Internet can also be used by offenders, for instances, to view, download and/or distribute child sexual abuse material. Offenders can also use the Internet to target children and groom them for sexual abuse/exploitation.
The good news is we, as a responsible adult, can make the Internet a safer place for children to use by sharing our knowledge and advice with them about online safety, and by reporting suspected online child sexual exploitation.
Frequently asked questions
The term child sexual abuse material is increasingly being used to replace the term child pornography. This switch of terminology is based on the argument that sexualized material that depicts or otherwise represents children is indeed a representation, and a form, of child sexual abuse, and should not be described as pornography.
A uniform resource locator (URL) is the address of a resource on the Internet. A URL indicates the location of a resource as well as the protocol used to access it.
A website is a collection of publicly accessible, interlinked Web pages that share a single domain name.
A home page is the default or front page of a site. It is the first page that visitors see when they load a URL.
Social media is a term for a variety of internet applications that allow users to create content and interact with each other. This interaction can take many forms, but some common types include:
- Sharing links to interesting content produced by third parties
- Public updates to a profile, including information on current activities and even location data
- Sharing photos, videos and posts
- Commenting on the photos, posts, updates, videos and links shared by others
A chat room is a designated virtual channel where users communicate with each other through the Internet, traditionally in plain text only. More recent developments in Web technology now allow the transmission of images and emoticons in a chat room as well.
The term can mean online chatting, instant messaging and online forums using either synchronous or asynchronous conferencing. Some chat rooms require a username and password combination in order to log in or join a conversation, allowing for privacy among the users.
An instant message (IM) is a real-time, text-based communication similar to chat. It uses a shared software client between or among two or more people using personal computers, iPhones or other devices. The communication is done over a network, often the Internet, and may include advanced modes with live voice or video. File transfers are also sometimes allowed but are limited in size.
MSN is the Microsoft Network (MSN) that is a collection of Web applications and online content services. MSN offers free downloads of various software and suites, blog hosting to share experiences and discuss issues, tips and tricks regarding the use of apps, and legal information about various software. Moreover, the website offers “Community Services” consisting of newsgroups, forums, and chat.