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

To report a sexual image on Facebook:

  • Log in to Facebook.
  • Tap on the picture you would like to report.
  • Tap (•••) in the top right corner and select “Give feedback or report photo”.
  • Then select “Nudity” followed by “Sexual Exploitation” or “Involves a Child”.
  • Click “Send”.

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

To report a sexual image on Facebook Messenger:

  • Log in to Facebook.
  • Open the conversation and tap the person’s name at the top.
  • Scroll down and tap “Something’s Wrong” and select the appropriate category such as “It’s inappropriate”.
  • Tap “Send” followed by “Report Conversation” to send the conversation to Facebook for review.
  • 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

To report a sexual image on Facebook:

  • Log in to Facebook.
  • Click on the picture you would like to report. Hover over the picture and click “Options” in the bottom right corner.
  • Click on “Give feedback or report photo”.
  • Select “Nudity” followed by the most appropriate reasoning such as “Sexual Exploitation” or “Involves a Child”.
  • Click “Send”.

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 “Give feedback or report this profile” from the drop-down menu.
  • Select “Posting Inappropriate Things” and click “Send”.

To make a complaint regarding a Facebook user threatening to post sexual images:

  • Access https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/567360146613371.
  • Complete the report form by selecting the most appropriate options.
  • Provide as much detail as possible, including a link to the Facebook profile and/or threatening post you’d like to report as well as any other information that may help the service review your complaint.
  • Click “Send”.

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.