Understanding the Process of Online Grooming: The Behavior of Men who Target Young People Online in Norway

Understanding the Process of Online Grooming: The Behavior of Men who Target Young People Online in Norway

Petter Gottschalk (Norwegian School of Management BI, Norway) and Ragnar Kristoffersen (Correctional Service of Norway Staff Academy KRUS, Norway)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/jdcf.2009062401

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to present some topics relevant to our understanding of the online grooming process that pedophile men apply to target young people online for future sexual abuse. The legislative context of Norway is explored in this article, and Norwegian Supreme Court decisions are described. Some approaches to educational awareness and Internet safety are presented, as well as educational awareness campaigns. Furthermore, characteristics of the Internet for online grooming are discussed.
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