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Online child grooming: a literature review on the misuse of social networking sites for grooming children for sexual offences

Research and public policy series no. 103

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo
ISBN 978 1 921532 33 7 ISSN 1836-2079
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, July 2009


The grooming of children for sexual purposes has been facilitated by online technologies, particularly social networking sites. This report describes the nature and extent of how new technologies are being exploited by offenders and the legislative and non-legislative responses being used to combat this growing problem.