BBC highlight concerns about Facebook reporting

Posted on 07 March 2017

Today the BBC has criticised Facebook for its handling of reports about sexualised images of children on its platform.

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Will Gardner, CEO of Childnet, said:

“The concerns raised today about the effectiveness of reporting to Facebook need to be taken very seriously. Social media companies have a responsibility to remove illegal content and it is important that any report received is dealt with quickly and effectively.”

Advice about reporting

It is important for all internet users to continue to report any content they see online that might be illegal or break the community standards of a platform. Find out more about how to report to social media companies:

You can report illegal content, such as images or videos of a child being sexually exploited, to the Internet Watch Foundation:

If you are concerned about the sexual exploitation of a child on the internet, you can report to the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command:

For schools who need support about reporting issues on social media sites, they can contact the Professionals Online Safety Helpline:

If you are a young person and need support about concerns online, whether it’s about you or a friend, then we would encourage you to speak to a trusted adult or contact Childline on

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