In March 1998, using hardware, software and programming assistance donated by Sun MicroSystems, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) launched the CyberTipline to further NCMEC’s mission of helping to prevent and diminish the sexual exploitation of children.
The CyberTipline provides the public and electronic service providers (ESPs) with the ability to report online (and via toll-free telephone) instances of online enticement of children for sexual acts, child sexual molestation, child pornography, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the Internet. NCMEC continuously reviews CyberTipline reports to ensure that reports of children who may be in imminent danger get first priority. After NCMEC’s review is completed, all information in a CyberTipline report is made available to law enforcement.
In furtherance of NCMEC’s mission, the CyberTipline allows NCMEC to engage with the Internet industry on voluntary initiatives to help reduce the proliferation of child sexual abuse images online. NCMEC uses the information submitted to the CyberTipline to create and tailor NCMEC’s safety and prevention publications that are provided to educators, parents and the public to help prevent future victimization.
More than 27 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation have been made to the CyberTipline between 1998 and 2017.
Members of the public are encouraged to report information regarding possible child sexual exploitation to the CyberTipline.
Make a report here: https://report.cybertip.org/