Young people, sexual content and solicitation online

Kareena McAloney, Joanne Wilson

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Young people can potentially be exposed to sexual material from a variety of sources, both accidentally and purposefully. One such source, the internet, plays host to a vast array of information and imagery, among which sexually explicit material and pornography are in high concentration. Indeed within this virtual catalogue of material it is possible to find both adult and child pornography, particularly if one is aware of the correct methods of accessing such content. This chapter provides an in-depth overview of current knowledge regarding young people’s exposure to and experiences of sexual material and sexual predators online, including those particular aspects of young people’s online interactions that make them vulnerable to receive unwanted sexual material and solicitation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYouth Culture and Net Culture: Online Social Practices
EditorsE. Dunkels, G-M Franberg, C. Hallgren
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781609602116
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • young people
  • online behaviour


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