Reporting

Global Hotline and Helpline Directory

If the country is not listed below, contact local investigative authorities and/or the embassy of the person who experienced abuse and ask for the security office or law enforcement liaison office. For additional information on definitions, legality, and support agencies see Awareness, International & National Law, and Support sections.

Child Helpline International

Child Helpline International is a membership organisation that works to support national, toll-free child helplines around the world. Child Helpline International is a global network of 178 child helpline members in 146 countries.  Search for your national child helpline service athttps://www.childhelplineinternational.org/find-a-child-helpline/

Virtual Global Taskforce

Created in 2003, the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) works with law enforcement, NGOs and industry to protect children from online abuse and cross-border sexual exploitation. Member countries of VGT include:

INHOPE

INHOPE, the International Association of Internet Hotlines, is a network of 51 hotlines in 45 countries that addresses illegal content online. To make a report to an INHOPE member hotline, click here. Member countries include: Australia; Austria; Belgium; Bosnia & Herzegovina; Brazil; Bulgaria; Canada; Colombia; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Kazakhstan; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; Netherlands; New Zealand; Peru; Poland; Portugal; Russia; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; South Africa; South Korea; Spain; Sweden; Taiwan (Province of China); Thailand; Turkey; United Kingdom; and United States. (Available in language of country)

Additional Reporting Mechanisms for Online Abuse and Sexual Images of Children

  • For child sexual exploitation in any country (including suspected online enticement of children for sexual acts, extra-familial child sexual molestation, child pornography, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images) report online to NCMEC’s CyberTipline at report.cybertip.org (English or Spanish language supported)
  • Europol Online Sexual Coercion and Extortion Reporting in 29 Countries (all European languages supported)
  • India (aarambh India) – report online child sexual abuse images (English and Hindi)
  • Internet Watch Foundation