Removing Pictures/Videos

Information, resources and tools to help you remove sexual pictures and videos from the Internet.

Select the provider where the picture/video is being displayed.

  1. Include your age: It is important to tell them if you are a child/youth. Include your age at the time the picture/video was taken as well as your current age.
  2. Say that you are the person in the picture/video: If you are recognizable in the picture/video, include this as well – this may give your report a higher priority.
  3. Say that you did not post the picture/video, did not agree to it being posted and want it removed: They need to know that you object to the continued posting of the picture/video.
  4. Let them know if you sent the picture/video to someone else: Include those names as most providers set out rules for the type of content that can be posted and those who break the rules may be prevented from posting content in the future.

App Instructions

To report a sexual image on Facebook:

  • Tap on the picture you would like to report.
  • Tap (•••) in the top right corner and select “I don’t like this photo”.
  • Then select “I think it shouldn’t be on Facebook” followed by “This is nudity or pornography”.
  • Tap “Submit to Facebook for Review”.

We update the content on this page quarterly but because online services may change their reporting processes, you may find the instructions above do not work. If that occurs, do your best to adjust the process to match what you are seeing onscreen – it may be that a simple adjustment is all that is required (e.g. if the precise drop down option listed above does not appear, try choosing the option that is closest to what is suggested above). If all else fails, you can also contact us and we can try to assist you with the process.

Messenger Instructions

To report a sexual image on Facebook Messenger:

  • Tap your profile picture icon in the top left corner.
  • Tap “Report a Problem” and select “Abusive Content”.
  • Then select “How do I report a message or conversation in Messenger?” and follow the steps provided by Facebook. For sexual content involving minors and/or threats to share intimate (sexual) images, click on the link “this form” to complete the applicable report form. To report a secret conversation, click on the link “these separate instructions” and follow the instructions outlined by Facebook.
  • If the communication you are wishing to report pertains to intimate (sexual) images that have been shared without your consent, additional information on steps you may wish to take (depending on the situation) are available here: Peer’s Phone.

We update the content on this page quarterly but because online services may change their reporting processes, you may find the instructions above do not work. If that occurs, do your best to adjust the process to match what you are seeing onscreen – it may be that a simple adjustment is all that is required (e.g. if the precise drop down option listed above does not appear, try choosing the option that is closest to what is suggested above). If all else fails, you can also contact us and we can try to assist you with the process.

Desktop Instructions

To report a sexual image on Facebook:

  • Click on the picture you would like to report. Hover over the picture and click “Options” in the bottom right corner.
  • Click on “Report Photo” and select “I think it shouldn’t be on Facebook”.
  • Click “Continue”.
  • Select “This is nudity or pornography” and click “Continue”.
  • Click “Submit to Facebook for Review”.

For complaints about sexual content (pictures, videos) posted on an individual’s Facebook profile:

  • Click the ‘…’ in the bottom right corner of the person’s cover photo and select “Report Page” from the drop-down menu.
  • Select “I think it shouldn’t be on Facebook” and click “Continue”.
  • Then select “It’s sexually explicit” and click “Continue”.
  • Click “Submit to Facebook for Review”.

We update the content on this page quarterly but because online services may change their reporting processes, you may find the instructions above do not work. If that occurs, do your best to adjust the process to match what you are seeing onscreen – it may be that a simple adjustment is all that is required (e.g. if the precise drop down option listed above does not appear, try choosing the option that is closest to what is suggested above). If all else fails, you can also contact us and we can try to assist you with the process.

Report to Cybertip.ca

  1. Report your information under the category “non-consensual distribution of an intimate image”.
  2. Include your contact information as this will make it easier for us to help you.
  3. If you are being threatened, intimidated or blackmailed in any way, we highly encourage you to report to Cybertip.ca or report to your local police.