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How to Report Child Pornography Without Getting in Trouble

What if you found child pornography by accident? What would you do? For the sake of all children you should turn it in! It is confusing though were to actually report it. You may feel as though you do not want to get involved.

There may be a fear that since you technically downloaded it to your computer you could get into trouble. It is illegal to to possess child pornography but do not worry about accidently running into child pornography. The correct thing to do is to report it. In case you accidently run across child pornography, you would only get into trouble if you download it and then send it to someone else. When you report it, just transmit the address where you found it to the appropriate agencies.

  • Cyber Angels
    Cyber Angels is a division of the well known, Guardian Angels. They have a program where you can report cyber-crime to their Cyber911 email address. Trained volunteers working with the police, are there to help you.
  • National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    You can contact them either through their website, or by calling their 24-hour hotline. (1-800-843-5678)
  • Your Local Police Department
    Do not hesitate to call your police department. Most police departments are trained to handle online investigations and they take them seriously.
  • Your Internet Service Provider
    Your ISP will know what to do if you are in doubt. Do not hesitate to contact them also.

If you have been threatened online or if you think a predator may be trying to gain your child's confidence, you should report this too to the above agencies.

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