Protecting vulnerable young people in cyberspace from sexual abuse: raising awareness and responding globally

Davidson, J.C., Martellozzo, E., Letherby, G., Williams, K., Birch, P. and Cain, M. 2008. Protecting vulnerable young people in cyberspace from sexual abuse: raising awareness and responding globally. Police Investigations Police Practice & Research: an international journal. 9 (4), pp. 277-289.

TitleProtecting vulnerable young people in cyberspace from sexual abuse: raising awareness and responding globally
AuthorsDavidson, J.C., Martellozzo, E., Letherby, G., Williams, K., Birch, P. and Cain, M.
Abstract

This paper explores the danger that young people may be exposed to when using the Internet. The first part sets out the context by considering new developments in UK and international legislation and then explores educational moves to protect children. Focus is upon findings from research undertaken on behalf of the London Metropolitan Police Service in evaluating the Safer Surfing programme designed to enable young people's safe Internet use. In the final part of this paper it is argued that more must however be done internationally both to protect children online and to curb the growing trade in indecent child images.

KeywordsInternet safety, online grooming, child abuse, Internet policing, cyber abuse, knowledge management
JournalPolice Investigations Police Practice & Research: an international journal
Journal citation9 (4), pp. 277-289
ISSN1561-4263
YearSep 2008
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/15614260802349965
Publication dates
PublishedSep 2008
Place of publicationCullompton
Book titleSex as crime
ISBN9781843922674

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