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Research Highlight Series

66: What do 17,000 children in London tell us about online safety? The London Esafety Report

3BM and London Grid for Learning (March 2014) 
A summary of the main findings and messages from the London Esafety Report. This large scale quantitative survey of school children in Years 3-9 was designed by the London E-safety Board. All schools across London were sent information about the survey as part of a global communications from the CEO of the London Grid. This targeted head teachers and named contacts within schools in 2013, inviting them to get their classes to complete either in school or at home. Locally, it was also promoted in many Local Authorities. 17,000 responses were deemed useful or complete and used as the basis of the report.

65: Are crimes by online predators different from crimes by sex offenders who know youth in person?

Crimes Against Children Research Centre, University of New Hampshire (March 2014) 
A summary of the results of the Third National Juvenile Online Victimization (NJOV-3) Study undertaken in the USA. A stratified national sample of 2,653 U.S. law enforcement agencies were contacted to request data on arrests in 2009 for Internet-related sexual exploitation against minors, with detailed telephone interviews conducted with investigators about individual cases. The data presented examines a subset of arrest cases that included the use of online sexual communications (n = 143 online-meeting offenders; n = 139 know-in-person/online offenders).

64: Online harassment in context: trends from three youth internet safety surveys (2000, 2005, 2010)

Crimes Against Children Research Centre, University of New Hampshire (March 2014) 
A summary of the results of the 3 large scale and nationally representative YISS Surveys undertaken in the USA to quantify youth experiences with unwanted sexual solicitations, harassment and unwanted exposure to pornography online. Respondents were young people aged 10-17, who had used the Internet at least once a month for the past 6 months, and a caregiver. Data collection for YISS-1, YISS-2, and YISS-3 occurred between August 1999 and February 2000, March and June 2005, and August 2010 and January 2011 respectively. For all three YISS studies, a sample size of 1,500 was predetermined based upon a maximum expected sampling error of < 2.5% at the 5% significance level.

63: Victims' Voices: The impact of online grooming and sexual abuse

University of Birmingham and CEOP (March 2014) 
An overview of the results of a small scale qualitative study conducted in the UK with the victims of online grooming and sexual abuse (N = 8).

62: NCMEC Statistical Report

NCMEC (Feb 2014) 
An overview of statistical information provided by the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the U.S. relating to the child abuse images they have dealt with since the launch of their Exploited Children’s Unit in 1998 up to and including 11th November 2012.