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The objectives of the research are described below, in turn we also want to emphasize that each of the speakers conducted their own research, using data from official statistics and their own analyses. Also, if you want to take over a similar initiative, you can get information from this site, or use the help of our partners — 123helpme — or find answers to certain questions on your own.

Wednesday 18 April 2012
1.30-4.30 pm
Committee Room G
House of Lords

Introduction by Baroness Glenys Thornton

Panel members

John Carr OBE, Panel Chair, Government Senior Advisor on Internet Safety
Susie Hargreaves, Internet Watch Foundation
Zoe Hilton, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
Detective Chief Superintendent Reg Hooke, Metropolitan Police
Child Abuse Investigation Command
Tink Palmer, Marie Collins Foundation
Dr Ethel Quayle, Edinburgh University


Professor Antonia Bifulco, Kingston University
Professor Vincenzo Caretti, University of Palermo
Professor Julia Davidson, Kingston University
Professor Thierry Pham, University of Mons-Hainaut
Stephen Webster, NatCen Social Research

The Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies (CATS) at Kingston University and the National Centre for Social Research (NATCEN) are pleased to invite you to a presentation of the findings from the European Online Grooming Project. The study was funded by the European Commission Safer Internet Programme and was conducted by a consortium of partners from 4 EU countries*.

The research aimed to: Describe the behaviour of both offenders who groom and young people who are ‘groomed’ and explore differences within each group and how these differences may have a bearing on offence outcome; to describe the way in which information, communication technology is used to facilitate the process of online grooming; to further the current low knowledge base
about the way in which young people are selected and prepared for abuse online and to make a contribution to the development of educational awareness and preventative initiatives aimed at parents and young people. Presentations from the Research Team will be followed by an Expert Discussion Panel to consider the implications of the findings for policy and practice with offenders, child victims and for young people online.

How to book

Please RSVP .

Please note that due to security procedures at the House of Lords only those responding in advance of the event and included in the attendance list will be permitted entry. We will send detailed instructions to those attending regarding arrival and security.

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