How It Works

Computer users sometimes access Internet sites that contain child sex abuse images – either by accident or design. Sometimes these can come as part of what appears to be an innocent site or via a “pop up.”  It is illegal to view child pornography and law enforcement agencies are very serious about monitoring this activity and prosecuting where they find evidence.

For your own safety and that of family members we encourage you to use the free, safe, easy and effective way to deal with a situation where child pornography sites appear on your computer. The Child ALERT Hotline will not only make the site disappear but will also automatically send a report to ECPAT Child ALERT so the site can be inspected by the Department of Internal Affairs. Any sites proven to contain child sex abuse images can then be blocked.

Remember that, every image of child pornography is the image of a crime. Each image of a child being sexually abused is evidence of criminal act.

Download The Child ALERT Hotline

So that you can report any child pornography you or your family might inadvertently stumble upon, please download our plug-in to your computer using one of the links below. The download will take just a moment. Then, if you come across illegal images, simply click the Child ALERT button on your browser and the website will disappear. The Department of Internal Affairs will then be instantly notified of the material and will prevent any further access to this site.

With your help we can build a safer environment for children in New Zealand and around the world.