If you encounter child pornography on a computer or on the internet, please report it immediately. Don’t download or email any offensive content. That could get you in trouble and could contribute to the spread of the illegal material. Consider some better ways of addressing it:

Contact your local or state police. They are a great resource and can guide you in taking the next appropriate steps.

Also: The best website for reporting this is the CyberTipline at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Their report form allows you to paste in URLs to potentially illegal websites, without incriminating yourself. You can also call 1-800-THE-LOST, if you need to speak with someone as you submit your report.

If you are outside the USA, then there may be a different way of reporting child sexual abuse material (CSAM). You can use INHOPE to find the best agency to contact, when you are abroad.

Please, if you see something that might be child pornography, please speak up and report it. Don’t let doubt hold you back. Trust that the agency handling your report will investigate and respond appropriately. I thank you.