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Report Harmful Content’s remit is to support anyone residing in the UK. Our funding allows us to be able to provide a level of support to UK residents that we currently cannot provide to those living outside the UK. This does not mean that there is no help though and there are steps people living outside the UK can take when they experience or witness harm online. Click on the boxes below to find a list of organisations that may be able to offer further support where you live*

Global support

For a comprehensive list of organisations working to help with issues relating to child online safety globally, please visit FOSI Grid.

To find emotional support in the country you reside in, visit Befrienders Worldwide.

If you have been a victim of intimate image abuse online, please find a list of victim support services globally on our sister helpline, the Revenge Porn Helpline.

If you have been a victim of a crime outside the UK, the international law enforcement agency, Interpol may become involved.

If you are reporting child sexual abuse imagery outside the UK, please visit Inhope to find a list of global organisations and reporting routes.

If you are reporting a child protection related issue outside the UK, please visit UNICEF to find a list of international centres coordinating work globally.

*please note that Report Harmful Content have no control over the content on any of websites listed on this page. These are external websites operated and managed by independent organisations globally.

If you have experienced or witnessed harm online whilst visiting the Antarctic on a tour, expedition and/ or as part of ongoing research we would recommend reaching out to your tour guide, employer: e.g. United States Antarctic Portal (USAP)  or British Antarctic Survey (BAS) for further advice and support

African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN): http://www.anppcan.org/ (pan-African network promoting child rights and protection)

Childline South Africa: https://www.childlinesa.org.za/ (providing emotional support for children in South Africa) 

Terre Des Hommes: https://www.terredeshommes.nl/en/ (promoting and upholding child rights)

The Circle: https://thecircle.ngo/ (working to prevent violence against women and girls)

People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA): https://www.powa.co.za/POWA (emotional and legal support for female victims of violence)

Tears: https://www.tears.co.za/ (crisis intervention and prevention for anyone impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and child sexual abuse)

IWF internation reporting portals: https://www.iwf.org.uk/what-we-do/how-we-assess-and-remove-content/our-international-reporting-portals (reporting of child sexual abuse imagery)

Childline India: https://www.childlineindia.org/ (emotional support for children)

The Asia Foundation: https://asiafoundation.org/ (improving lives across Asia)

Child Rights Coalition Asia: https://www.crcasia.org/ (promoting and upholding child rights)

Terre Des Hommes: https://www.terredeshommes.nl/en/ (promoting and upholding child rights)

Thai Hotline: https://thaihotline.org/en/report/ (reporting of illegal and harmful content online)

Internet Hotline Centre Japan: https://www.internethotline.jp/ (reporting illegal and harmful content online in Japan)

Safe Kaznet: http://www.safekaznet.kz/en (reporting illegal content online in Kazakhstan)

Illegal and Harmful Information Report Centre: https://www.kocsc.or.kr/mainPage.do# (reporting of illegal and harmful content online in South Korea)

IWF international reporting portals: https://www.iwf.org.uk/what-we-do/how-we-assess-and-remove-content/our-international-reporting-portals (reporting of child sexual abuse imagery)

IWF international reporting portals: https://www.iwf.org.uk/what-we-do/how-we-assess-and-remove-content/our-international-reporting-portals (reporting of child sexual abuse imagery)

Defensa de Ninasy Ninos (DNI): https://dnicostarica.org/ (protecting children from sexual violence in Costa Rica)

Insafe and INHOPE Safer Internet Centres: https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/en-GB/policy/insafe-inhope

Safer Internet Centres across Europe providing:

  • helplines for support with online issues
  • hotlines for the reporting of child sexual abuse imagery
  • awareness centres raising awareness and understanding or online safety issues

IWF international reporting portals: https://www.iwf.org.uk/what-we-do/how-we-assess-and-remove-content/our-international-reporting-portals (reporting of child sexual abuse imagery)

ITU Ethics Helpline: https://www.itu.int/en/ethics/Pages/helpline.aspx (reporting ethical concerns online including misconduct, fraud, corruption, harassment in Arab States)

Block: https://block.org.il/ (cyber security protection for citizens in Israel)

Netica: https://en.isoc.org.il/netica (help centre offering 24/7 support on online safety issues to citizens of Israel)

SafeSurf: https://safesurf.bh/ (providing online safety education in Bahrain)

House of Hope: http://dar-alamal.org/ (support for victims of sexual abuse and exploitation and advocates for the rights of women and children in Lebanon)

Salamatech: https://en.salamatech.org/ (building digital resilience in Syria by helping Syrians devastated by conflict communicate safely and effectively)

eSafe: https://www.esafesociety.org/ (raising awareness of online risks and protecting children online in the UAE)

Cyber Tipline: https://www.missingkids.org/gethelpnow/cybertipline (reporting child exploitation online in the USA)

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI): https://www.cybercivilrights.org/ (providing emotional support, technical advice and information for victims of online abuse in the USA)

Netsmartz: https://www.missingkids.org/netsmartz (online safety education for young people in the USA)

Kidsmartz: https://www.missingkids.org/education/kidsmartz (online safety education for families in the USA)

Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/homepage (information for parents and reviews of games, apps and films commonly used/ viewed by children internationally)

ConnectSafely: https://www.connectsafely.org (organisation dedicated to educating parents and children on how to stay safer online in the USA)

Thorn for Parents: https://parents.thorn.org/ (supporting parents to help their children navigate relationships online safely in the USA)

Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI): https://www.fosi.org/good-digital-parenting (online safety education for families and educators in the USA)

Cyber Wise: https://www.cyberwise.org/ (online safety education for all in the USA)

Net Family News: https://www.netfamilynews.org/ (latest global online safety news relating to child safety online)

CyberTip: https://www.cybertip.ca/app/en/report (Canada’s national hotline for reporting child sexual exploitation online)

Media Smarts: https://mediasmarts.ca/ (Canada’s centre for digital and media literacy)

Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA): https://ywcacanada.ca/what-we-do/projects-initiatives/block-hate-building-resilience-against-online-hate-speech/ (addressing online hate speech in Canada)

E.R.A.S.E. Bullying: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/erase/help (crisis support for children and people experiencing or witnessing bullying online or offline)

Cyber Safe Care: https://www.cybersafecarepei.ca/ (Provides information about how to stay safe online in Canada)

Help my Child: https://helpmychild.ca/ (support for parents whose children are being bullied online in Canada)

Teprotejo: https://www.teprotejo.org/ (reporting child sexual abuse imagery in Columbia and Mexico

eSafety Commissioner Australia: https://www.esafety.gov.au/report (reporting of illegal and harmful content including intimate image abuse in Australia)

Netsafe: https://report.netsafe.org.nz/hc/en-au/requests/new (reporting of illegal and harmful content including intimate image abuse in New Zealand)

FWCC: https://www.fijiwomen.com/ (support for women and children in Fiji who are sufferers and survivors of violence committed against them by men)

IWF international reporting portals: https://www.iwf.org.uk/what-we-do/how-we-assess-and-remove-content/our-international-reporting-portals (reporting of child sexual abuse imagery)

Proteccion Online: https://www.protecciononline.com/ (online safety education for all in South America)

Seguras en Internet: http://www.seguroseninternet.org/en/reports.html (reporting of illegal and harmful content online in Peru)

SaferNet: https://www.helpline.org.br/helpline (supporting victims of online violence in Brazil)

Teprotejo: https://www.teprotejo.org/ (reporting child sexual abuse imagery in Columbia and Mexico

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