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Have you discovered child abuse images online?

Report to the Platform

If you find the content on a major Internet platform such as Facebook or Twitter, it is usually fastest to report the content to the platform in question, who will in turn assess and report it to the authorities if appropriate. Do not repost the content asking others to take it down or report it and do not download or otherwise save the content.

Follow these links for information about reporting a violation to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Google (including YouTube).

A note about Tumblr: while it does have a special form to report abusive materials, there were raised concerns that the blogs are just automatically deleted by the algorithm, and the report isn’t passed to proper authorities, so using general report services is advised.

Report to Law Enforcement

If you cannot find a reporting mechanism for the Internet platform where you find the content, or if it is a smaller platform that might not be able to give it the rapid attention that it needs, then you should report the content to the NCMEC’s Cybertip line if you are in the United States, or use the International Association of Internet Hotlines to find your country’s hotline.

Get Support

If you need help to stop viewing illegal images, you may benefit from the resources below:

The following organizations provide therapist referrals or treatment programs for specific regions:

These resources were primarily intended for individuals who are attracted to minors, however, they may be beneficial for those who are struggling to stop viewing illegal content. Discuss mandatory reporting requirements with your therapist before disclosing illegal activity.

If you are seeking therapy but need help affording it, you can apply for financial support.

If you are struggling with substance abuse or suicidal thoughts, this website may be helpful.

Additional Resources

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Do you experience attractions to minors?

If you are concerned about your thoughts involving minors, you may benefit from the resources below.

MAP Support Club – a peer support network for MAPs ages 13 and up and their allies. MSC maintains their own list of scientific sources and articles with personal experiences of and advice from non-offending minor attracted persons.

Virtuous Pedophiles – a support group for adults who experience attractions to minors. VirPed is well known among researchers and has received statements of support from child protection and mental health experts.

Association for Sexual Abuse Prevention (ASAP) – an organization aimed at helping connect MAPs with safe and qualified therapists. They maintain a database of mental health professionals who are willing to work with MAPs.

B4U-ACT – a mental health organization focused exclusively on MAPs. They maintain a list of therapists that are safe for MAPs and a summary of research for those who want to better understand minor attractions.

MAP Resources – a continuously updated list of the support resources available to MAPs. They also maintain separate lists of resources for MAPs who are minors and friends and family members of MAPs, as well as a research summary and therapy-specific information.

The Global Prevention Project – an organization that collects a variety of resources centered around CSA prevention and the mental wellbeing of MAPs, including blogs, podcasts, and articles.

Help Wanted – a self-help tool primarily intended for young MAPs. Help Wanted takes the form of an interactive video-based course and was created by child protection experts at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Stop It Now! – a CSA prevention organization that provides a variety of resources, including an easy-to-use guide to specific advice and support, a list of resources, many of which are intended for MAPs, and a helpline for those in need of immediate support.

What’s OK? by Stop It Now – a set of informational resources intended for young people (ages 14-21) with questions about their sexual thoughts, behaviors, and/or feelings. They also provide a helpline for pressing questions.

The following organizations provide therapist referrals or treatment programs for specific regions:

If you are seeking therapy but need help affording it, you can apply for financial support.

The following resources are available in languages other than English:

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Are you a survivor of abuse or their caregiver?

Are you a survivor of child sexual abuse (CSA)? The first thing you need to remember is that there is nothing wrong with you or your behavior, you have nothing to be ashamed of or blame yourself for. There are people who can help you, and some of them went through similar experiences and understand it.

Are you a parent of a survivor or just looking for help on behalf of someone else? This page provides a good starting point for how you should approach what happened.

Here are some organizations that provide support services to CSA survivors:

RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network – an organization with a range of sources, including a helpline (https://rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline ) and guide to legal reports and procedures. Also available in Spanish.

Stop It Now – an organization that provides a list of useful articles and resources in their help center, including guidance for those who suspect abuse and information for adult survivors.

The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center – a resource for families of survivors. 

Darkness 2 Light (1-866-FOR-LIGHT) – an organization giving advice on mental support for survivors, legal status of abuse, and making a report. Their site has an inbuilt translator and a guide for residents of each US state,

DrugRehab.com – an organization not related to CSA directly, it provides help and guidance for those who suffer from addictive behavior and substance abuse.  

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Are your rights being infringed?

Even if your problem isn’t directly connected to the topic of sexual abuse or attraction to minors, we can provide resources on a range of issues.

Registry Report – this is a resource for those placed on the sex offender registry, where you can learn about legal rights and protections of the registrants, get advice, and participate in activism for the reform of the registry.

Artists at Risk Connection – a site that allows you to fill in your art media, approximate location, and a request for help, and displays links to guides and organizations that may be helpful.

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom – an organization giving information and useful connections for people involved in kink communities. Their resources vary from glossaries to guides for civil activism.

Don’t Delete Art Campaign allows you to report art that has been wrongly censored by a social media platform.

Sex Workers Outreach Project USA – an organization for rights and empowerment of sex workers that provides educational materials, information about legal rights, tips on online and offline safety, and guides for allies.

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Do none of the above apply?

Please contact us if you still need help or would like to suggest a resource for the lists above.

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