118: Cyberbullying Among Young People

Directorate-General for Internal Policies, European Parliament (Nov 2017)

A summary of a report examining the extent, scope and forms of cyberbullying in the EU. It illustrates the legal and policy measures on cyberbullying adopted at the European and international levels, and delineates the EU role in this area. The study is based on research which covered all 28 EU Member States, as well as a closer analysis of the situation in nine Member States. The methods included an extensive literature review, consultation with experts, and a survey among young people aged 12-21 years in all EU Member States.

109: Cyberbullying Involvement Roles and Viewing of Suicide-Related Web-Content

Dr. Anke Görzig (Aug 2016) 

An overview of the results of a study investigating the relationships between cyberbullying roles, viewing of specific suicide-related web content, and psychological problems in young people. Data from a representative sample of N = 19,406 (50% girls) 11–16-year-olds across 25 European countries were analysed. This was collected as part of the EU Kids Online Study.

103: Sexual Rights and Sexual Risks among Youth Online: A Review of Existing Knowledge Regarding Children and Young People’s Developing Sexuality in Relation to New Media Environments

eNACSO & EU Kids Online (Nov 2016)

This report reviews available research literature from a diverse group of stakeholders and experts. 27 database searches were conducted which focused on literature relevant to 10- to 17-year-olds that included general risks and opportunities with sexual experiences online, accessing sex education and sexual health information. Inclusion criteria included: research published in the last decade (2005-15), available in the English language, any research methodology, and studies focused on children aged 10 to 17. Ultimately 150 articles were critically reviewed and included in the findings.

100: ISEC Project Illegal Use of the Internet Project: Cyber-typologies and Victimisation

Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies (CATS), Middlesex University (Nov 2016) 

A summary of the results of a retrospective online questionnaire study conducted by the ISEC Project to examine the vulnerability characteristics, online behaviours and experiences of sexual solicitation of young people. The sample consisted of 1166 young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 from three countries (United Kingdom, N = 340; Ireland, N = 529; Italy, N = 297) who answered questions about their offline lives, online behaviours and experiences when aged 12-16. The majority of the sample (70%) were in education at the time of responding, and 71.1% of respondents were female.  

68: The Cybersurvey for Suffolk

Adrienne Katz, Youth Work Consulting (May 2014)
A summary of the results of the Suffolk Cybersurvey 2013 which aimed to inform the work of the e-Safer Suffolk Strategy. It examined young people’s access to the Internet, their experiences of cyberbullying and other online aggression, as well as how e-safety education is perceived and adhered to. Data were collected from 1685 respondents in schools across the county in the autumn 2013 (52% boys and 48% girls). The report discusses the results of the analysis in comparison to the results obtained in 2012 (N = 2893 responses) and 2011 (N = 1726).

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.

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.

54: ChildLine Online Issues Report 2012-13

ChildLine (Sept 2013)
A summary of the results of analysis of the over 10,600 counselling sessions ChildLine received in 2012-13 where young people talked about a problem they had experienced online. These include cyberbullying, online sexual abuse, sexting, social networking and online safety issues.