Our CEOP reporting service is currently available weekdays, Monday to Friday from 9am to 10pm (UK time), excluding bank holidays. 

Get help

If you have experienced online sexual abuse, or you’re worried this is happening to someone you know, you can report to CEOP Monday to Friday between 9am to 10pm (UK time), excluding Bank Holidays.

To report online sexual abuse outside of these hours, please contact the police on 101 or online at www.police.uk

If you are in immediate danger please call the police on 999 straight away and if possible, inform an adult who you trust.

Please remember, whatever has happened it is not your fault and you have done the right thing by getting help.

To stay safe, stop all contact with the person you are worried about and block them so they can’t send you any further messages. You can also report the account to the social media platform that they have contacted you on. This allows the platform to review the account and it may help in getting the account removed.

Further support

You can talk to a trained counsellor from Childline 24 hours a day, seven days a week, either via their live online chat function, or by email, or on the phone at 0800 1111. Full details can be found at www.childline.org.uk/get-support. You can talk to Childline about anything, they are able to provide you with some support and talk to you about how you are feeling.

If you are worried about a nude or sexual image or video of you that has been shared online, Childline can also help you to report it via the Report Remove tool. Visit www.childline.org.uk/remove to make a confidential report to the IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) and see if the image or video can be taken down.

You can also use Take It Down, a tool provided by the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), to help you anonymously remove nudes or semi-nudes that you believe have been or could be shared online. You can use this even if you aren’t sure whether an image has been shared: https://takeitdown.ncmec.org.

As well as using services listed above, the CEOP Education website has information and advice to help you if something has happened to you online – www.ceopeducation.co.uk.

If you or someone you know are in immediate danger please call the Police on 999.

Are you being bullied?

If you are being bullied, or you are not ready to make a report to CEOP, you can talk to Childline anonymously online or on the phone - No worry is too big or too small.

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