CyberTipline

Is a child being sexually exploited online?

Report it here.

Overview

NCMEC’s CyberTipline is the nation’s centralized reporting system for the online exploitation of children. The public and electronic service providers can make reports of suspected 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.

What Happens to Information in a CyberTip?

NCMEC staff review each tip and work to find a potential location for the incident reported so that it may be made available to the appropriate law-enforcement agency for possible investigation. We also use the information from our CyberTipline reports to help shape our prevention and safety messages.

Is Your Image Out There?

Get Support

One of the worst things about having an explicit image online is feeling like you’re facing everything alone. But you have people who care for you and want to help. Reach out to them!

A trusted adult can offer advice, help you report, and help you deal with other issues. It could be your mom, dad, an aunt, a school counselor, or anyone you trust and are comfortable talking to. You can also “self report” by making a report on your own to the CyberTipline.

Families of exploited children often feel alone in their struggle and overwhelmed by the issues affecting their lives. NCMEC provides assistance and support to victims and families such as crisis intervention and local counseling referrals to appropriate professionals. Additionally, NCMEC’s Team HOPE is a volunteer program that connects families to others who have experienced the crisis of a sexually exploited child.

Don't Give Up

Having a sexual exploitative image of yourself exposed online is a scary experience. It can make you feel vulnerable and isolated, but remember, others have been in the same situation as you – and they’ve overcome it. Learn the steps you can take to limit the spread of the content.

By the Numbers

In 2019, the CyberTipline received

16.9 million

reports.

In 2019, the CyberTipline received

150,667

reports from the general public and

16,836,694

from Electronic Service Providers.

In 2019, Cybertipline reports included

69.1 million

images, videos and other files related to child sexual exploitation. 

Reports made to the CyberTipline include images, videos and other files related to child sexual exploitation. NCMEC staff review these files searching for information to help assess the risk to the potential victims of child sexual abuse and determine the location of the incident so it can be referred to the appropriate law enforcement.

Type Number of Files
Images 27,788,328
Videos 41,280,816
Other 89,053
   
Total 69,158,197

U.S.-based ESPs report instances of apparent child pornography that they become aware of on their systems to NCMEC’s CyberTipline.  To date, over 1,400 companies are registered to make reports to NCMEC’s CyberTipline, and in 2019 16.8 million of the 16.9 million total reports were from ESPs. You can find a breakdown of those reports here and below.

ESP Number of Reports 
4chan  1,380
4shared 117
Absolute Software Corporation 3
Adobe Systems Incorporated 825
Afilias USA 171
Airbnb, Inc. 59
Amazon 8
Amino Apps 383
Apple Inc 205
Ask.fm 103
Asurion Corporation 1
AT&T WorldNet Service 2
Automattic* 10,443
Bark Technologies Inc 316
Bitly 3
Box 53
Cafepress 1
Care.com 7
Chatango LLC 6
Chatrandom 218
Cloudflare, Inc. 1,173
Cloudmark, Inc. 1
Club Domains, LLC 1
Cogent Communications 2
Comcast Cable Communications, LLC 27
Craigslist 11
Deluxe Corporation/ColoCrossing /HudsonValleyHost 22
DeviantART, Inc. 20
Digital Ocean 16
Directnic.com 1
Discord Inc. 19,480
Dropbox, Inc. 5,113
EasyOnlineSolutions/MojoHost/ North Tone/ Hosthead 18
eBay Inc. 45
Ello.co 828
Endurance International Group* 96
Enom 33
Etsy, Inc. 3
Evasyst, Inc. (dba Kast) 1
Facebook* 15,884,511
FreeDNS.Afraid.org 1
Gab AI Inc. 5
Gaggle.Net, Inc. 2,222
Giphy, Inc.  7
GitHub 2
GoDaddy.com/Wild West Domains 25
GoGuardian 27
Google* 449,283
Grindr 13
Gumroad 1
Hacker Factor 608
Hewlett Packard Enterprise 1
Hosting Services Inc/Midphase/WestHost/Autica/VPS 46
HostMantis 1
IAC / excite / myway / zwinky / mindspark 5
Imagebam/ Flixya Entertainment/ videobam 4,256
Imgur, LLC 73,929
IMVU, Inc. 31
INHOPE 74,165
Internet Archive 88
JNJ Mobile, Inc. (d/b/a MocoSpace) 50
KnownHost/ PrivateSystems Networks 1
LegitScript, LLC 3
LEGO System A/S 61
Letgo/Ambatana 28
Linden Lab/ SecondLife 36
LinkedIn Corporation 88
Linode LLC 14
LiveMe 2
LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, Inc. 2
Marinus Analytics LLC / Traffic Jam 5
Match Group, LLC* 810
MediaFire 156
MediaLab AI* 38
The Meet Group* 5,709
MeWe 4,318
Microsoft* 123,839
motherless 1,836
Movie Star Planet 6
Multi Media, LLC/Zmedianow, LLC/Chaturbate 1,466
myrete/whoshere 7
Name.com 8
NameCheap 28
Neustar 40
Nexeon Technologies 1
Niteflirt/Phrendly.com/Platphorm, LLC 42
OfferUp 3
Omegle.com LLC 3,470
OTI Holdings,Inc.* 75
Patreon 5
PayPal Inc. 322
Photobucket 120
Pinger, Inc. 5
Pinterest Inc. 7,360
Porkbun LLC 3
ProBoards 37
Public Interest Registry 89
Quora 1
Rabbit 2,969
Redbubble Inc. 3
Reddit, Inc. 724
Reflected Networks, Inc 234
Remind 1
Roblox 675
Scratch Foundation 2
sendvid 2,044
Shutterfly 5
SimilarWorlds 2
SmugMug-Flickr 2,545
Smule 7
Snapchat 82,030
Social Minds ApS 14
Softlayer 1
Sony Interactive Entertainment 237
Sprint Nextel 3
StackPath, LLC/Highwinds 3
StarNow 4
Stelivo, LLC 2,771
Streamable (Apricot Mountain Inc.) 1
Sykes 2
Synchronoss Technologies, Inc 251
Taboola 2
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc 1
The Walt Disney Company 2
Thorn 12
Thumbtack 1
TikTok 596
TrevorSpace 6
Twitch Interactive, Inc. 541
Twitter, Inc. 45,726
Various, Inc./FriendFinder/Tangotime 22
Verizon Media 13,418
Verizon Online 136
Verizon Wireless 4
Vero Labs, Inc. 75
Vimeo LLC 306
Visual Supply Company (VSCO) 4
Vokal (First Media) 116
Web.com/Network Solutions/Register/NameBargain 1
Weebly, Inc. 12
West Interactive Services Corporation 140
Wickr Inc. 1
Wikimedia Foundation Inc. 13
Wistia Inc. 4
Younow 459
Yubo 3
Zendesk Inc. 2
Zoom Video Communications, Inc 57
   
Totals:  16,836,694

More

Learn more about online exploitation and safety.

How NCMEC is responding to the ever-changing threats to children online.

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               <p>If you think you have seen a missing child, or suspect a child may be sexually exploited, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.</p>

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