Staying Safe Online - Equality Now

Staying Safe Online

Everyone has a right to be safe on and offline - no matter what information has been shared by you or by others about you. We've pulled together a few useful links on staying safe online when it comes to sexual exploitation and abuse.

If you are in immediate danger, or worried about someone who is, contact 911 or your local emergency services. 

Staying Safe 

Childnet International have a range of resources to help you stay safe online aimed at young people, teachers and professionals and parents and carers

To find out more about online grooming, the signs, and what to do if you are being groomed visit Childline

Reporting harmful content or abuse 

If you have stumbled across images online that show a child or young person being sexually abused you can contact the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) at 

If you are concerned about online enticement of children for sexual acts, extra-familial child sexual molestation, child pornography, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the internet you can report it via NCMEC's CyberTip Line in the United States. 

If you are concerned about abuse or behaviour on a particular platform you can also report to their moderators. You can report abuse on Facebook or report abuse on Instagram on their platforms. 

If you need guidance on how to remove sexual images or content from the internet, explore Need Help Now's resource which has step by step instructions for removal and reporting on various platforms. 

If you haven't found what you are looking for, Marie Collins Foundation has a comprehensive list of resources around child sexual abuse online