Protect children from abuse

The intentional viewing or possession of sexually explicit imagery of anyone under 18 is illegal.

Report online

If you encounter child sexual abuse images or material online, report it to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Your report will lead to the removal of child sexual abuse material from the web and could help rescue a child victim from further abuse.

Additional Resources

Notify the police if you think a child is at immediate risk

If you think a child may be at immediate risk of abuse call 911.

Helplines to support victims of child sexual abuse

If you or someone you know are a victim of child sexual abuse and need support, you can find resources on the NCMEC website or contact their helpline for advice on 1-800-843-5678.

Seek help if you are concerned about your own behavior

Seeking sexually explicit images of children can have grave consequences. If you are concerned about your online viewing of sexual images of children or if you have not looked at them but have an urge to do so, you can access anonymous, confidential and effective help from Help Wanted.

How Google works with child protection organizations

Learn more about how Google works with child protection organizations to find, remove, and report illegal imagery to the relevant authorities to help stop children from being further harmed by their imagery being shared.