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.

Mobile Instructions

  • Tap (☰) at the top right corner of the page.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list and tap “Report a Problem”.
  • Select a product (i.e. “Profile”, “Photos”, or “Pages”) from the list provided in the drop-down menu.
  • In the “What went wrong?” text box, include the information outlined in the four points above.
  • You have the option to attach a screenshot of the reported content. Of note: If the picture/video being reported contains individuals under the age of 18 whose sexual organs are visible and/or who are engaged in sexual activity, we suggest that you do NOT screen capture this content.
  • Tap “Submit”.

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

  • Click on the picture you would like to report. Scroll to the bottom of the picture and click “Options”.
  • Select “Report photo” or “I don’t like this photo”.
  • If applicable, click “I think it shouldn’t be on Facebook”.
  • Click “Continue”.
  • Select the most appropriate category from the options provided (i.e. “This is nudity or pornography”) and click “Continue”.
  • Click “Submit to Facebook for Review”.

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

  • Click the ‘…’ on the bottom right corner of the person’s profile picture which also includes a drop-down menu (next to the “Message” button).
  • Select “Report”.
  • Continue by selecting “Report this profile”. Click “Continue”.
  • Select the most appropriate response (i.e. “They’re sharing inappropriate or offensive posts”). Click “Continue”.
  • Select the most appropriate category (i.e. “Nudity and pornography”). Click “Continue”.
  • Select whether you would like to contact the user or unfriend the individual. Click the box “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.