Authors: Martin Kožíšek, Martina Viewegová, Jan Kolouch, Kamil Kopecký, Yana Humen
Online child abuse has increased exponentially over the past decade. In Europe, online child sexual abuse reports rose from 23,000 in 2010 to over 725,000 in 2019. As we delve into a digital world, developing proper rules and mechanisms to address this challenge and ensure children’s online safety has become more important than ever.
This publication offers a thorough analysis of the dangers children may encounter on the internet, including cyberstalking, sexting, cyberbullying, and sexual exploitation. The reader will understand how these risks affect their behaviour and mental wellbeing. Finally, authors address possible solutions within the household, the legal framework and the education system.