Report from the first Polish survey on the phenomenon of pedophilia and pornography on the Internet conducted in 2003 by Nobody’s Children Foundation. The study focused on: children’s risky behavior on the Internet, experiences of unwanted chatting and sexual proposals and unwanted display of abuse images. The results confirmed among others that 87% of children is exchanging personal data with persons met on the line.

Nobody’s Children Foundation

Łukasz Wojtasik lukasz@fdn.pl

September 2003

Research financed by UNICEF

Copyright ©2003 Nobody’s Children Foundation www.fdn.pl

 

CONTENTS

MAIN RESEARCH FINDINGS

INTRODUCTION

INFORMATION ABOUT THE STUDY

RESEARCH REPORT

  • Children’s Risky Behavior on the Internet
  • Unwanted Sexual Proposals
  • Unwanted Display of Abuse Images
  • Conclusions

MAIN RESEARCH FINDINGS

  • The key findings from an online survey conducted among 8991 regular users of the Internet aged 12–17:
  • Children using the Internet do not follow fundamental safety rules. In the preceding year 64% of the respondents have given a stranger their phone number, and 42% have given a stranger their home address.
  • A quarter of the participants have personally met a stranger „known” from the Internet.
  • 56% of the children have been induced to unwanted sexual conversations.
  • 30% of the children felt frightened/scared about this situation
  • In the preceding years 80% of the children have inadvertently encountered pornographic materials on the Web.

Created   16.11.2004 Updated   16.11.2004

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