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Launch of final report at the House of Lords

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

Speakers

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.

Annual Report now available

You can download the Annual Report here.

Launch of findings attended by the social networking industry, the Metropolitan Police, government departments and leading children’s charities…

Read a summary of our initial findings here and download the slides from our launch here.

The role of technology in the sexualisation of children…

Online actions, real world consequences: Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid, Hilversum, September 23 2010. www.ceop.gov.uk

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers 29th Annual Research and Treatment Conference…

Phoenix, Arizona from October 20 – 23 2010. www.atsa.com

European Commission Safer Internet Forum

European Online Grooming Project, Emerging Findings and Practice Implications

London, 28th October. Further details to be announced.

‘Using internet offender’s accounts to inform young people’s online safety practices’.

29 and 30 September 2009, Warsaw, Poland. Polish Centre of the “Safer Internet” Program.

‘Online grooming: using offender’s accounts to inform young people’s online safety practices’.

12 and 13 November, Moscow, Russia. Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk within the Council of the Baltic Sea States.

UKCCIS PPT presentation delivered as part of an expert research panel.

Title: ‘trends in offender behaviour online’.

The consortium also exhibited information about the European Online Grooming Project throughout the day. 8 December 2009. https://secure.symphonyem.co.uk/UKCCIS/sponsorship.aspx

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