How to Report Internet Child Pornography
If you know of a child in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.
I received an e-mail advertising (or encountered a website portraying) what seems like child pornography/exploitation. What should I do?
If the email does not contain any images of child pornography and makes reference to child pornography/ exploitation web sites, please visit Cybertip.ca, complete and submit the Reporting Form.
If you have encountered a website portraying what appears to be child pornography/exploitation, please visit Cybertip.ca, complete and submit the Reporting Form.
If you encounter any problems during the reporting process, please contact York Regional Police Child Abuse Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7075.
If the email contains images of child pornography, please contact the York Regional Police and request an officer to attend the location where the email was received. Follow the instructions for capturing and copying e-mail message source information (full Internet headers). The attending officer will forward the header information and the original email to investigators in the Child Abuse Unit. Instructions:
Step 1: Outlook Express 4, 5 and 6.
Steps to capture and copy Message Source (full Internet headers) information, in Outlook Express 4, 5 and 6: Open the e-mail message
- Click the File menu
- Click Properties
- Click the Details tab
- Click Message Source button
Step 1: Outlook
Steps to capture and copy Message Source (full Internet headers) information, in Outlook. Open the e-mail message
- Click the View menu
- Click Options
- Internet Headers
Step 1: Hotmail & Yahoo Web based email
Steps to capture and copy Message Source (full Internet headers) information for web based email. Open the e-mail message
- Click Options menu
- Click Full Headers
Step 2: Copy and Paste
Highlight, copy and paste contents. Or, use the following keyboards shortcuts: CTRL+F3 (open Message Source window)
CTRL+A (select all)
CTRL+V (paste) contents into a Word Document and save.
Cybertip.ca is administered by Child Find Manitoba on behalf of all law enforcement in Canada. It is supported by public and private sector partners and has received additional funding as part of Canada's National Strategy. Cybertip.ca provides the public with a mechanism to report illegal content on the Internet, and facilitates the investigation and prosecution of those who use the Internet to victimize children. Cybertip.ca is not an investigative entity, but rather a resource centre and clearinghouse for the community and law enforcement. The Cybertip.ca website features additional information on the various forms of sexual exploitation of children including sex tourism, child prostitution, Internet luring and child pornography.
Cybertip.ca's website also features information on: How to Prevent Sexual Exploitation
- If a Child Discloses Exploitation
- Children Vulnerable to Victimization
- Signs of Child Sexual Exploitation
- Sex Offender Profiles
- Strategies for Sex Offenders