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What to do When You Come Across Child Sex Abuse Material (CSAM) or Evidence of Child Sex Trafficking Online

Child sexual abuse material (legally known as child pornography) refers to any content that depicts sexually explicit activities involving a child. Visual depictions include photographs, videos, digital or computer generated images indistinguishable from an actual minor. 

Child sex trafficking “refers to the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a minor for the purpose of a commercial sex act.”  If you find evidence of child sex trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

Should you come across CSAM, it is critical that you NEVER FORWARD or SHARE abuse being committed against a child. Please follow the reporting procedures outlined here to social media platforms, law enforcement, and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's CyberTipline.  (Credit: Reporting procedures -