• Astrid Kirstine Birgitte Hertel
  • Pernille Lund Hartmann
  • Amalie Bundgaard Kemp
The purpose of this project is to investigate which key risk factors are interrelated to a vulnerability to online grooming. Additionally, we wish to utilize these findings to establish a victim profile based on a statistical approach. Our ambition with this project is to contribute to the continuous necessity of acquiring knowledge in regard to online grooming and the prevention of it. Ultimately, a main aim is to unveil ideas on how to optimize strategies of prevention. The study is based on a cross-sectional design, and the results obtained in this survey are based on a study sample of 427 danish children aged 13-17 gathered through a self-report questionnaire. These findings have been analysed in relation to existing research and the two main theories, Routine Activity by Felson & Cohen and The Ideal Victim by Nils Christie. The main findings in this thesis are that 9 risk factors are interrelated to a vulnerability to online grooming. These risk factors include: being a girl; being willing to expose your body online; a feeling of loneliness; having a good or bad feeling of self; being online during night time; using private chat forums; mental illness; low points like parental divorce and the death of a dear one and; attending a non-private school.
Publication date6 Jun 2021
Number of pages117
External collaboratorRigspolitiets Nationale Center for Cybercrime
Michael Karpf mek001@politi.dk
ID: 414001667