Online crimes of sexual violence against children in Finland
Updated: Jul 27
Online crimes of sexual violence against children in Finland - Experiences of Finnish survivors and results from perpetrator research
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Crimes of sexual violence against children are increasingly committed online, also in Finland. The aim of this report is to provide an overview of the phenomenon of online crimes of sexual violence against children, providing findings on both the offenders of these crimes and the consequences for victims. The report concludes with a set of recommendations to better prevent and combat sexual violence against children on the research findings.
The report includes information from the unique ReDirection research conducted by Protect Children and the responses of Finnish speaking people who actively search for and use child sexual abuse material. Information has also been gathered from the preliminary results of Protect Children’s survey for adults who have experienced sexual violence in their childhood.