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7th February 2023

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How to make a report

It is important to know how to make a report, so that you know where to go and what to do if your child is upset or worried about something they have seen online.

There are many places you can go to report and get help for yourself and your child, as well as receive ongoing support and reassurance from experts.

Here are some best practices for parents and carers, followed by a list of places to turn to:

Know when to report

If you or your child has seen something online that is illegal, upsetting or harmful, then it is always best to report it.

Report to the correct place

Depending on the content, reports need to go to specific places for the correct support. See below for a list.

Understand community guidelines

Many online platforms will have their own community guidelines when it comes to harmful online content.  
Make sure you are familiarised with the platform so you when the community guidelines are violated you know when to make a report.
If you have made an unsuccessful report but still feel it violates community standards, you can then visit Report Harmful Content for further escalation and review.

Encourage reporting

Ignoring a piece of harmful online content can lead towards others experiencing this type of harm.
Encourage discussion around the importance of children and young people reporting upsetting content to a parent, carer, or trusted adult. 

Where you can report to