A Public Response
to Child Abuse
We are partnering with ECPAT to promote reporting in order to combat the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism.
Don't Look Away, Report it!
Making a Report is simple, making an impact takes a public response.
What should we all know?
Good to know:
"I saw something strange in a bar with a young girl. I just went to the website and reported it, just in case." Niels, 30.
"I wasn't sure what I saw, but I was concerned. I went to the website and felt better for taking action." Patricia, 55.
"I immediately went on WiFi of the local restaurant, while the situation was fresh in my mind." Petra, 44
"I couldn't stop thinking about it in the hotel. It took me only a few minutes to make a report." Jessica, 28
Every child behaves differently. They might not always seem uncomfortable or scared, which may give a false idea that they are not victims. Trust your gut feeling when you observe the potential sexual exploitation of a child.
Unsure? Always make a report!
Booked your vacation?
Some offenders who have been exploiting children online during the pandemic will travel to abuse the same victims when the travel restrictions ease.
So whether you’re on holiday at home or abroad, then enjoy yourself, relax and have a good time, but please don’t look away. If you see something suspicious, report it. Your report could be the beginning of the end of the cycle of abuse for a child.
Find your country below and follow their reporting process today.
Report Child Sexual Abuse
You saw a situation of potential child sexual abuse
Unsure of what to do next? Don't Look Away!
Make a report now
If you are able to, then for urgent situations you should contact local law enforcement. If this is not possible, then you should report it here.
You can discuss what you’ve seen with a local law enforcement or a hotline/helpline. If this is not possible, or you are still unsure, then it is always better to report it.
That way the situation can be assessed with a professional who can act to end the cycle of abuse. Don’t be afraid that a report immediately results in an arrest or a house search. The police first finds out whether the information shared with the police is actually correct to avoid false accusations.
The more concrete information you can provide with your report, the more chance law enforcement has of arresting the perpetrator and getting the child into safety.
Some helpful questions to include are
Your report will be forwarded to the local authorities and they will investigate it.
Even if it does not directly lead to an arrest, it might provide crucial information in a wider investigation helping to bring children into safety.
You can make a report to any hotline. Simply select a country where you speak the language and they will handle your report.
You can help protect children at home and abroad by raising awareness for the need to report suspicious activity to a hotline. Educate yourself about signs to look out for, and inform others.
If you would like to run a campaign, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To support or join the Don’t Look Away campaign, please contact: email@example.com.
“Only middle-aged white men sexually abuse children while abroad.”
“Children are only sexually abused by tourists and travelers in lower and middle-income countries. I won’t see anything I should report while on holiday in Europe.”
“Even if I see something I’d report at home, I don’t understand the local culture or language so there’s nothing I can do while I’m abroad.”