Online behaviour related to child sexual abuse
Creating a private space in which to offend - Interviews with online child sex offenders.
This report coming out of the ROBERT project analyses in-depth interviews with online child sex offenders with a specific focus on how these persons target the young persons. The report is available in hard copy from the Children's Unit at the CBSS secretariat and can also be downloaded here. Interviews with online child sex offenders.
As part of the ROBERT project a systematic review of studies, in English and in other European languages, has been made. The research and studies looked at, all have a specific focus on sexually abusive online experiences and offline sexual abuse that have started with an online contact or where the contacts between the perpetrator and the young person have relied heavily on information and communication technologies has been made. The report is available for downloadhere. Hard copies are available from the Children's Unit at the Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
Interviews with affected young people
The full version of the report including the analysis of the interviews conducted with young people affected by online sexual abuse is now available for download and in a hardcopy. Hardcopies are available from the Children's Unit at the Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
The full report can also be accessed here.[PDF]
Focus groups' findings
The report describing the focus group interviews on young peoples' online behaviours and ways to stay safe is available. It includes the analysis of the 27 focus groups conducted in seven European countries. Some focus groups consist of young people from the general population, some consist of young LGBT people, some young people in the groups live in residential care and some again have some form of disability. The report includes an analysis and also discusses how these groups describe their online life and how they strategise in order to stay safe. The report is available in hardcopy from the Children's Unit at the Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States and can also be accessed here.[PDF]
Summary for everyone
This "summary for everyone" presents the results of our research as well as the recommendations taking into particular consideration our main beneficiaries - the young people, as well as everyone who would like to read about ROBERT in a more practical, Q and A manner. The report is available for download here.
Final report and recommendations
ROBERT project final report
The project is now successfully completed and we are pleased to present to you our final summary and recommendations. The latter target specifically policy-makers, law enforcement, child psychiatrists and teachers. We also hope that our results, conclusions and recommendations will be of interest to anyone concerned with young people's safety online. The report is available for download here
Risktaking Online Behaviour - Young People, Harm and Resilience
Presentations from the conference are made available at the programme site.