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Resources for Survivors

There are several resources for survivors of online child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA). The following sections highlight these resources and can direct you to the support you need.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a global leader in the fight against child victimization. NCMEC provides free prevention resources and helpful information for parents and guardians, concerned community members, and children and teens, including information on how to find an attorney, tips on removing content you don’t want online, and how to find mental health professionals.

NCMEC’s Team HOPE is a group of peer support volunteers who offer lived experience with missing and exploited children’s issues. They know the pain, fear, frustration and loneliness that comes with being or having a missing or sexually exploited child. They are adult survivors who were missing or sexually abused as children. They are family members of children who were sexually exploited or missing. With this knowledge and experience, they are dedicated to offering compassionate peer support, empathy, understanding, kindness, support and friendship to people who experienced being or having a missing or sexually exploited child.


Take It Down is a free service to help victims and survivors remove or stop the online sharing of nude, partially nude or sexually explicit images or videos taken before they were 18 years old.

Take It Down

Resources for Child Exploitation Survivors and Their Families

These printable documents provide additional tips and recommendations for assisting survivors and others who have been impacted by the sexual exploitation of a child.

Access NCMEC Survivor Support Access NCMEC Victim & Family Support

These informational modules from NCMEC offer support and education for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse material and their families.

Support for Victims and Survivors of CSAM

Supporting Victims and Survivors of CSAM for Caregivers

Sextortion: What it is and Why You Need to Know About It

National Children’s Alliance is a professional membership organization that includes the largest network of care centers for child abuse victims in the United States.

Resources for Caregivers

The National Children’s Advocacy Center is a nonprofit serving as a model for over 1,000 Children’s Advocacy Centers in the United States and in 41 countries throughout the world.

Resources for Parents Resources for Professionals

The National Runaway Safeline is a national nonprofit that responds to youth and families in crisis, serving as the national communications system for children and teens who are thinking of running away, are on the run, or are experiencing homelessness.

Help for Parents, Guardians and Other Concerned Adults

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces comprising over 5,400 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies dedicated to investigating, prosecuting and developing effective responses to internet crimes against children.

Internet Safety Resources

Childhelp is a national nonprofit that seeks to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. This organization focuses on advocacy, intervention, treatment, prevention, family resilience and community outreach.

Childhelp Parent Resources Childhelp Educator Resources

Childhelp Children Resources

Phoenix 11 is a survivor-founded nonprofit advocacy organization that operates in the United States and Canada to make social media safer for kids.

Resources • Phoenix 11

The Family Online Safety Institute is an international nonprofit organization that works to make the online world safer for kids and their families.

Download the How To Be A Good Digital Parent Toolkit

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. It also operates the Department of Defense Safe Helpline.

National Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors and Their Loved Ones

Thorn is a nonprofit organization that invests in innovative technology to end online child sexual abuse.

Youth Perspectives on Online Safety, 2022

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is a government service that connects victims and survivors with help for a variety of substance abuse and mental health conditions.

Find Support | SAMHSA Find Treatment | SAMHSA

Report an Incident

To report an incident, you can call the Know2Protect Tipline at 1-833-591-KNOW (5669) or visit the NCMEC CyberTipline at https://report.cybertip.org.

Last Updated: 04/19/2024
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