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Combating the Exploitation of Children in Cyberspace

Combating the Exploitation of Children in Cyberspace
Author(s)/Editor(s): Hossam Nabil Elshenraki (Dubai Police Academy, United Arab Emirates)
Copyright: ©2021
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2360-5
ISBN13: 9781799823605
ISBN10: 1799823601
EISBN13: 9781799823629

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The internet has greatly enhanced access to, dissemination, and sale of child pornography, which is a profitable industry estimated to generate billions of dollars worldwide. While efforts to address the issue of sexual exploitation of children may be slow, the capabilities of offenders to organize, communicate over the internet, and harness technology are unequivocally fast. Protection of children against cyber exploitation has become imperative, and measures should be taken that are specific and targeted to provide specialized victim identification capabilities; adequate protection for children using the internet; genuine participation of children; a full and responsible private sector; and finally, coordinated, effective, and structured international cooperation to protect all children.

Combating the Exploitation of Children in Cyberspace provides innovative research for understanding all elements of combating cyber exploitation of children including the roles of law enforcement, international organizations, and the judicial system and educating children and their families to the dangers of the independent internet usage through cyberspace awareness programs. The content within this publication examines child grooming, cyberbullying, and cybercrime. It is designed for law enforcement, lawmakers, teachers, government officials, policymakers, IT specialists, cybercriminal researchers, psychologists, victim advocates, professionals, academicians, researchers, and students.



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