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 make a complaint about a sexual picture on Instagram:

  • Tap ••• (iOS) or ••• (Android) above the picture.
  • Select “Report” followed by “It’s inappropriate”.
  • Choose “Nudity or pornography” as the reason for reporting the image.
  • Select “Report”.

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

  • Access https://www.facebook.com/help/instagram/contact/584460464982589#_=_.
  • Complete the form to report photos, videos, comments, or profiles on Instagram that are bullying or harassing others by selecting the most appropriate options.
  • Provide as much detail as possible, including the Instagram username of the user 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.

Desktop Instructions

To make a complaint about a sexual picture on Instagram:

  • Click ••• in the bottom corner of the post containing the picture.
  • Select “Report inappropriate” followed by “This photo shouldn’t be on Instagram”.
  • Choose “Nudity or pornography” as the reason for reporting the image.
  • Once you have selected “Nudity or pornography”, your report will be sent.
  • You may be required to log in to Instagram to finalize your report.

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

  • Access https://www.facebook.com/help/instagram/contact/584460464982589#_=_.
  • Complete the form to report photos, videos, comments, or profiles on Instagram that are bullying or harassing others by selecting the most appropriate options.
  • Provide as much detail as possible, including the Instagram username of the user 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.