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ERA: Cyberbullying, Sexting and Sextortion


29 Oct 2018 to 30 Oct 2018





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Event Description

Legal responses to the risks and dangers for children in cyberspace




Sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children are particularly severe crimes which the development of the internet has further aggravated, generating new crimes such as “grooming” (soliciting children online for sexual purposes), cyberbullying, sextortion and sexting (the activity of sending text messages that are about sex or intended to sexually excite someone).

This seminar aims to assess and debate legal measures to prevent and combat the production, processing, possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material on the internet and to promote the effective investigation and prosecution of offences in this area of law through cooperation with the internet industry.

Key topics

  • European and international legal instruments to fight child pornography online
  • Soliciting children on the internet for sexual purposes (‘grooming’)
  • Cyberbullying, sexting and sextortion
  • Social networks and chat rooms as fertile ground for sex offenders


Speakers and chairs


Laviero Buono, Head of Section for European Criminal Law, ERA, Trier

Julia Davidson, Professor of Criminology, Department of  Criminology & Sociology; Co-Director, Centre for Abuse & Trauma Studies, Middlesex University, London

Simone van der Hof, Professor, Law and Information Society,  Leiden University

Antonio Labrador Jimenez, Policy Officer, Unit D4, Fight Against Cybercrime and Child Sexual Abuse, DG for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission, Brussels

Michael Lynch, Detective Inspector, Garda National Protective Services Bureau, Dublin

Mick Moran, Garda Liaison Officer, Irish Embassy, Paris

Florentino-Gregorio Ruiz Yamuza, Senior Judge, Appeal Court of Huelva; Member of the Spanish Judicial Network for International Cooperation in Criminal Matters, Madrid

Samantha Woolfe, Global Partnerships and Development Manager, INHOPE, Paris

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Language: English

Organiser: ERA (Laviero Buono)

Event number: 318D38



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