110: Adolescents and Self-Taken Sexual Images: A Review of the Literature

Dr Ethel Quayle & Dr Karen Cooper (University of Edinburgh, UK), Prof Carl-Göran Svedin & Dr Linda Jonsson (Linköping University, Sweden) (Aug 2016) 

A summary of the results of a systematic review of the literature relating to sexting behaviours among young people aged under 25 across nine interdisciplinary databases (e.g., psychology, sociology, health, media studies and education). The review examined young people’s experiences of sending (rather than receiving or viewing) nude or nearly nude pictures or images via a mobile or online, as well as related risks and consequences. 

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.

105: A Review of the Research on Children and Young People who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviour Online

NSPCC (Nov 2016) 

A summary of the results of a systematic literature review examining the developmental appropriateness of children and young people accessing indecent images of children (IIOC), and the associated characteristics of those who engage in the behaviour. Research published between 2000 and 2015 across five different research platforms was identified using predefined search terms. The review focused primarily on research with children and young people, but findings from systematic reviews and meta-analyses of research with adults were also included for comparison. 

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.

101: Youth Pathways into Cybercrime

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

A summary of the results of a two phase research project examining youth pathways into cybercrime. The first phase involved a multidisciplinary literature review, and the second focused on stakeholder interviews with 10 participants from a range of sectors (e.g., education, law enforcement, computer sciences). The research identified a number of characteristics of young people who engage in cybercriminal activity, and makes a number of recommendations related to professional practice and prevention. 

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.  

98: Insafe Helplines: Operations, Effectiveness and Emerging Issues for Internet Safety Helplines

European Schoolnet (EUN), Insafe & the Kaspersky Helpline Fund (May 2016) 

A summary of the results of research conducted by EU Kids Online which aimed to assist Insafe helplines to develop their effectiveness and demonstrate their impact. It comprised of a detailed comparative study of four helplines combined with a survey of the Insafe network of helplines. A total of 18 interviews and focus groups were conducted with key helpline personnel and national stakeholders between October and the end of November 2015. An online questionnaire was also distributed to the Insafe network and remained open for four weeks (until mid-December 2015).

97: Safer Internet Day 2016: Campaign Evaluation

UK Safer Internet Centre & Populus (September 2016) 

A summary of the results of an online survey of a nationally representative group of adults, teens and children to assess the effectiveness of Safer Internet Day. Populus conducted 2,503 online interviews with 502 children aged 11-13 years, 502 aged 14-16 years, and 502 parents of children aged 11-16 between 3 and 7 March 2016. Further questions were asked of those who had heard of Safer Internet Day. This sample consisted of 205 young people aged 8-17 years and 103 parents of children under 18, 78 of which were parents of children aged 8-17 years. Respondents were recruited via Populus’ proprietary panel, PopulusLive, and partner panel providers.

96: Sexting and Young People: The Parent's View

NSPCC (August 2016) 
A summary of the results of a large scale survey undertaken by FACTs International, on behalf of the NSPCC, between February and April 2016. The study examined explored parent’s knowledge and perceptions of sexting, as well as the types of resources and support that they would like to receive. Initial qualitative interviews were undertaken with 32 parents and carers in order to inform the survey questions. This was followed by an online survey with 1000 parents and carers from across the UK, which was available online between the 4th April and the 19th April. 

91: Safer Internet Day 2016 Creating a Better Internet for All

UK Safer Internet Centre / ResearchBods (February 2016)
A summary of the results of an online survey of young peoples’ attitudes, experiences and responses to positives and negatives online conducted for Safer Internet Day 2016. This addressed the role of the internet in facilitating rights and promoting empowerment, while also potentially facilitating online hate. The research was conducted by ResearchBods between 8-20th January 2016 with a representative sample of 1,512 young people aged 13-18 years old in the United Kingdom.