2008
Protecting vulnerable young people in cyberspace from sexual abuse: raising awareness and responding globally

Davidson, J.C. and Martellozzo, E., 2008. Protecting vulnerable young people in cyberspace from sexual abuse: raising awareness and responding globally. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 9(4), pp.277-289.

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.

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