Protect children from abuse

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

Report abuse

If you encounter child sexual abuse images or material online, report it to the Internet Watch Foundation.

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 the police on 999. Alternatively, if you have been a victim of sexual online abuse or you're worried this is happening to someone you know, you can report it to CEOP - the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) command. Children can also make direct reports.

Helplines to support victims of child sexual abuse

If you are a child and you or someone you know are a victim of child sexual abuse you can contact Childline for confidential support and advice on 0800 1111. During the current lockdown, you can also find more advice and support on

Seek help if you are concerned about your own behaviour

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 to stop from

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.