Our research into online grooming is being used to develop new legislation in Europe that will help protect children.
The European Online Grooming Project has informed the Italian Senate's decision to criminalise online grooming.
In Belgium the Senate Justice Commission have published a proposal citing our research as evidence of a need for online grooming to be made an offence in Belgium law.
The aim of the European Online Grooming Project was to understand exactly how offenders use the internet to groom children for sexual contact.
This qualitative piece of research was conducted in prisons, where we spoke to convicted online groomers, and with children to find out about their experiences online.