Online sexual grooming: children as victims of online abuse

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Martellozzo, E. 2017. Online sexual grooming: children as victims of online abuse. in: Martellozzo, E. and Jane, E. (ed.) Cybercrime and its victims Routledge, Taylor & Francis. pp. 108-128
Chapter titleOnline sexual grooming: children as victims of online abuse
AuthorsMartellozzo, E.
Abstract

This chapter offers an overview of the nature of online sexual grooming, the types of online groomers that have been identified and ‘classified’ in the latest studies. It also highlights some of the risk factors that affect the likelihood of children and young people becoming victims of online grooming. It indicates that online sexual solicitation through social networking sites has become increasingly concerning in recent years, with the Internet offering opportunities for sex offenders to engage in grooming behaviour. Furthermore, children and young people’s increased use of information communication technologies, their risk-taking behaviour and their frequent silence around sexual abuse, have presented serious safety concerns for the most vulnerable users online.

KeywordsLaw, Social Sciences
Page range108-128
Book titleCybercrime and its victims
EditorsMartellozzo, E. and Jane, E.
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis
ISBN
Hardcover9781138639447
Electronic9781315637198
Paperback9780367226701
Publication dates
Print30 May 2017
Online26 Jun 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited15 Nov 2019
Output statusPublished
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge/CRC Press in Cybercrime and its victims on 30/05/2017, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9781138639447 or http://www.crcpress.com/9781138639447.

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