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

  • Sign in to the service using your username and password.
  • Flag the video as inappropriate by tapping the flag icon located below the video, to the right.
  • Tap “OK”.
  • Select the reason you are flagging the video (i.e. “Sexual Content”).
  • Tap “Flag This Video”.

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

  • Sign in using your YouTube username and password.
  • Flag the video as inappropriate by clicking the link “••• More” located below the video and click “Report”.
  • Select the most appropriate issue from the options provided (i.e. “Sexual content”).
  • Select the most appropriate category from the list provided (i.e. “Content involving minors”).
  • Enter the specific time for where the content you are reporting is located within the video (e.g. if the content you’re concerned about appears at 15 minutes and 30 seconds, enter 15:30). If you are concerned about the entire video, enter the length of the video.
  • In the text box, provide the information outlined in the four points above.
  • Click “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.

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.