New Technologies, New Victims : Internet Offending

Simpson, Stewart (2015) New Technologies, New Victims : Internet Offending. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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The internet offending landscape remains unclear with limited research in this area. This Information Sheet aims to outline some of the current challenges in this area. New technologies refer to websites, social media, apps and devices, such as smart phones. Some young people’s actions online result in them becoming involved in offending behaviour, or finding themselves vulnerable to the behaviours of others.