Incidents related to a website on the Internet can be reported through
this category. In order to process a website report, Cybertip.ca
requires the URL for the website.
Peer-to-peer (P2P) is a network of computers that share files through a
This category is for incidents that have occurred on or through a technology
not included in the other categories available (e.g. email or FTP). If
reporting an incident that occurred over email, please include information
regarding the sender of the email including the email address it was sent
from, the header and body of the email if available, and any other details
regarding the incident.
A newsgroup is a discussion group about a particular topic. Posts to the
newsgroup are made through a news server using a variety of web-based and
non-web based programs. Posts can include text or files and are available to
anyone subscribing to the particular newsgroup where they are posted.
Bittorrent is a specific type of peer-to-peer file sharing that uses torrent
URLs or magnet links to locate other computers sharing the queried file.
This category is for information about the use of a computer related to an
incident of child sexual exploitation.
This category is for incidents that have occurred through a video game that
allows users to connect through the Internet (i.e. Xbox360, Play Station 3,
This category is for incidents that have occurred while using a mobile device
such as a cell phone, smartphone, or tablet. This can include conversations,
text messages, or images/videos sent using the mobile device.
Online chat or instant messaging (also known as IM) allows users to send
real-time messages to other users. Online chat can occur in a group or
room setting where messages are displayed for everyone accessing the room
or one-on-one between users in the same room. For instant messaging,
messages are delivered through a direct connection with specific users
(often using a contact, buddy or friend list).