Although the Family Online Safety Institute does not deal with illegal material on the internet, around the world there is a growing network of hotlines that do. These specialist agencies usually work closely with national police forces and Internet Service Providers to locate and remove such material. Where possible, they prosecute the offender(s) and have had considerable success in doing so.
The International nature of the Internet makes enforcement of "the law" extremely difficult. There is no "internet law" or single country whose laws and values apply universally, but cooperation between agencies in different countries is commonplace.
The area where agreement is most easily reached however, and an area of particular concern, is child pornography. This is illegal in most countries. If you come across material that you believe to be illegal and you are either in, or believe the material to originate in, one of the countries identified by its flag below, please follow the relevant links.
Canada, Mexico and the United States of America
Alianza por la Seguridad en Internet
United States of America
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children