Focusing on online facilitated child sexual abuse, this book takes a rigorous approach to existing literature to address some of the most pressing public and policy questions surrounding the evolution of online child sexual abuse.
The authors provide an unparalleled examination of which children are most vulnerable to this type of abuse, how their vulnerability is made, what they are vulnerable to and how resilience, both human and technical, can be promoted. They also consider the changing nature of child sexual abuse in the digital age and the consequences of this for victims and survivors, as well as for practitioners and policymakers working in prevention and response.
“I would recommend this book to anyone working with sexual offenders. The book has helped me make more sense of the distorted thinking patterns that drive offenders to target children abusively through social media sites and it is hoped that social policy at the macro level can influence decision making for the benefit of victims.” The Irish Social Worker
"This authoritative book looks critically at the evidence for online child sexual victimisation and factors related to vulnerability, resilience and sometimes invisibility. It brings together a growing body of research which has significant implications for both policy and practice." Ethel Quayle, University of Edinburgh.
Corinne May-Chahal is Professor of Applied Social Science at Lancaster University.
Emma Kelly is a Lecturer and Director of Social Work at Lancaster University.
Online Child Sexual Victimisation Research
Sexual Practices in Childhood
Young Children: The Visibility Paradox
Vulnerability and Resilience Intersections
Deepening Knowledge of Online Child Sexual Victimisation