NeedHelpNow.ca is a practical tool that offers a step-by-step procedure for removing an unwanted sexual photo from various online platforms.
The website lists methods of reporting inappropriate sexual content from various online platforms such as TikTok, Facebook, Snapchat, and many others. This can be useful for assisting a young person whose personal content has been shared online without their consent. If they want to try to take down this content from the Web, NeedHelpNow.ca can help with that.
Simply go directly to the web page and select the platform from which you wish to remove content. A link to contact them in case of need is also provided.
Their service is aimed at 13- to 17-year-olds, given the specific nature of child pornography, although the process to take down unauthorized adult sexual content is very similar.
Sharing sexual pictures, an issue with pre-university students
The issue of sharing sexual photos between teenagers and young adults is unfortunately present in many schools. When discussing this subject, it’s important to remember that the fault never lies with the person who took the photo or video of themselves, but rather with the persons who shared the content without their consent.
However, it is possible to offer tactics so that people can protect themselves when creating such content, for example, not showing their face or any distinguishing marks like tattoos.
It is also essential to raise awareness about the importance of respecting the privacy of the shared content. This means that without the consent of the person appearing in the photo, it is not allowed to share it with others. In a nutshell, we must educate the people responsible for non-consensual sharing to take accountability, rather than blaming a person for their misguided trust.
Canadian Center for Child Protection
The Canadian Center for Child Protection focuses on cases of missing and sexually exploited children. For over thirty years, it has been developing various tools to help ensure their safety. In addition to NeedHelpNow.ca, the Center developed Cybertip.ca. Both platforms seek to raise awareness around Internet safety, and to provide young people and the adults in their lives with the tools they need to stay safe on the Internet.