Reporting Online Harmful Content?

Here, you can find out about, and report harmful online content. Provided by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the reporting wizard allows you to find all the guidance you need and also report online harmful content so we can investigate your incident.

Make a Report

We are unable to take reports of sexual images of under 18s. You can report sexual images of under 18s online directly to the Internet Watch Foundation

Reporting only takes a few minutes and can be done completely anonymously.

Report Terrorism Here

Action Counters TerrorismAction Counters Terrorism: If you've seen something online that supports, directs or glorifies terrorism, report it here

What is Harmful Online Content?

Harmful Online Content can include many topics but this service can help with the following;

  • Online abuse
  • Bullying or Harassment
  • Threats
  • Impersonation
  • Unwanted sexual advances (not image based)
  • Violent content
  • Self harm or suicide content
  • Pornographic content

How can we help?

Reporting harmful online content is provided by UK Safer Internet Centre  and operated by SWGfL.

UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading organisations with one mission - to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.  The partnership was appointed by the European Commission as the Safer Internet Centre for the UK in January 2011 and is one of 31 Safer Internet Centres in the Insafe network. 

SWGfL is one of the partners of the UK Safer Internet Centre, a consortium working to make the UK the safest place to access the internet in the world. SWGfL is a charity which has been working with Internet Companies to keep people safe online for many decades. During this time we have developed protocols which enable us to mediate between complainants and the provider to try and resolve the matter and remove any harmful content from the platform. 

This service has been designed to;

  • Provide information on community standards
  • Give advice on how to report problems
  • Mediate where appropriate or explain why content hasn’t been removed
  • Provide assistance in removing harmful content from platforms

Then online tool will guide you through the reporting process and offer appropriate advice. We aim to respond to your enquiry within 72 hours however it may take longer to fully investigate and resolve the incident. If we can’t help resolve the matter, wherever possible we will explain why it is not possible to seek mediation (for example if the matter doesn’t breach a sites terms) and will put you in touch with people who can provide wraparound support. Sometimes the online harmful behaviour is only a part of a broader issue (for example stalking or domestic abuse) so we have a comprehensive guide to these support services as well.