Global resources for help with sexual risks and harms

Nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of our Snapchat community. Our goal is  to foster a joyful, creative experience on Snapchat, while responsibly addressing risks and harms where they may exist. That responsibility includes providing information and resources about ways in which bad actors may seek to take advantage of members of our Snapchat community. 

Unfortunately, unwanted exposure to sexually suggestive content or attempts to involve users in exploitative, and even abusive, sexual activity are on the rise across online spaces. In an effort to help raise awareness among and educate all Snapchatters about various distressing trends, we’ve compiled a series of Safety Snapchat episodes that are available in the Snapchat app. They cover four specific topics:

  • Consequences of creating and sharing nudes

  • Online “grooming” of children for sexual purposes

  • Child sex trafficking, and 

  • Financially motivated “sextortion.”

We encourage all members of our Snapchat community – and parents – to view these short videos; really think about and take in the content; and discuss them with friends and family. In the event that teens or others need help from experts in any of these areas, consider contacting these organizations in your country or region.

Sexual Risks & Harms Resources

Australia (AU) 🇦🇺

If you are under 18 years old, the best way to get help is to report to the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE).

If you are 18 years or older, report to any platform(s) or service(s) where an offender contacted you. If an intimate image or video of you is shared, or if the platform doesn't help, you can report it to the eSafety Commissioner as “image-based abuse.”

France (FR) 🇫🇷

Moins de 18 ans ? Ne reste pas seul : Contacte le 3018 pour être pris en charge et faire supprimer tout contenu préjudiciable. Par téléphone, Tchat et via l'App 3018, de 9h à 23h, 7j/7. Gratuit, anonyme et confidentiel.

Germany (DE) 🇩🇪

Du suchst Hilfe? Dann wende dich an "Nummer gegen Kummer". Dort wird dir geholfen, mit der Situation umzugehen. Tel. 116 111 /

Netherlands (NL) 🇳🇱

Bezoek de website van Helpwanted om melding te doen. Helpwanted kan op jouw verzoek actie ondernemen en helpt je om hier doorheen te komen. Je komt hier weer uit.

Norway (NO) 🇳🇴

Kontakt din lokale nettpatrulje eller ECPAT Norge for å rapportere hendelsen. De kan hjelpe deg å komme deg gjennom dette. Du kan komme deg gjennom dette.


Sweden (SE) 🇸🇪

Besök för att få råd och stöd. Du kan vara anonym. Vi kan hjälpa dig att anmäla och ta ner nakenbilder som sprids.

United Arab Emirates (AE) 🇦🇪

For Emergencies please call 999. 

For non-emergency abuse reports please call the hotline 116111 or fill in the following form: 

Kindly note that we will contact you in case of further information required during the official working hours of the centre.

United Kingdom (UK) 🇬🇧

The Report Remove service, run by Childline and the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), helps young people under 18 confidentially report sexual images and videos of themselves and remove them from the internet:

IWF is also a resource for other issues associated with child sexual exploitation and abuse online. 

United States (US) 🇺🇸

There is help to get through this. If you're under 18 visit TAKEITDOWN.NCMEC.ORG for one step you can take to help remove and stop the upload of nude, partially nude, or sexually explicit photos and videos.

If you are over 18, please visit

Find a local organization

To find an organization based in your home country, go to INHOPE for help in reporting the harm.