Child Internet safety project
Connell School Professor Ann Burgess and a team of researchers produced 3 research bulletins as part of a larger child Internet safety project. The goal of the project was to advance the empirical research required to combat online sexual victimization in children and adolescents and to improve Internet safety strategies.
Part one of the study focused on known offenders in an effort to understand the Internet Sex Offenders themselves and to expand the empirical information available for Internet safety programs. View the bulletin here.
Part two of the study was to gather information on students middle school aged through college to better comprehend why some children and adolescent fall victim to Internet Sex Offenders and others do not. View the bulletin here.
Part three of the study looked at technology. Safety filters were analyzed to see which types were effective and where new technologies could be created to fill in the gaps. View the bulletin here.
The research was the culmination of a two-year project with the Justice Resource Institute and Villanova University, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice grant.