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How to make a report online

It’s 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’ve 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 practice tips 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. Familiarise yourself with the platform being used, so you know when the community guidelines are violated and when to make a report.

If you have made an unsuccessful report but still feel it violates community standards, you can 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