Exploitation

Child Exploitation

Posting, sharing or downloading images that sexually exploit children for any reason can be criminal. We report all apparent child pornography to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

If you ever see this type of content on Instagram:

  • Don't share it or comment on it
  • Report it to us by using the built-in reporting options
  • Notify the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children using the CyberTipline

If you think an image or video is spreading “virally,” please report it instead of sharing or commenting on it.

Important: Never download or save this content for any reason. You will not be asked to provide a copy of the image or video in any report.

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Human Trafficking

If you encountered posts that indicate someone is in immediate physical danger related to human trafficking, please contact 911 or local law enforcement for help.

To learn more about the signs of human trafficking, visit http://www.traffickingresourcecenter.org or contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-3737-888 to learn about local resources and discuss options.

If you're a victim of human trafficking or would like resources to share with a potential victim, please review the following resources:

  • United States
  • Canada
    • Contact Canadian Crime Stoppers
    • 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
  • Latin America
  • United Kingdom
    • Blue Blindfold UK
    • 0800-555-111
  • Other Countries
    • National Human Trafficking Resource Center
    • nhtrc@polarisproject.org (they can help direct you to the most appropriate resources in your area)
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