Cybering, Online Grooming and Ageplay

Computer Law & Security Report, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 93-186, 2008

Posted: 29 Mar 2008 Last revised: 20 Jul 2008

See all articles by Sylvia Kierkegaard

Sylvia Kierkegaard

International Association of IT Lawyers (IAITL)


Recent advances in computer technology have been aiding sexual predators, stalkers, child pornographers, child traffickers, and others with the intent of exploiting children. Internet bulletin boards, chat rooms, private websites, and peer-to-peer networks are being used daily by paedophiles to meet unsuspecting children. Compounding the problem is the lack of direct governance by an international body, which will curb the illegal content and activity. Most countries already have laws protecting children, but what is needed is a concerted law enforcement and international legislation to combat child sex abuse. With the enactment of the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, this may soon become a reality in Europe. This current article will discuss some of the recent legal developments concerning online child protection, including the new Convention.

Keywords: cybering, pornography, sex abuse, ageplay

Suggested Citation

Kierkegaard, Sylvia M., Cybering, Online Grooming and Ageplay. Computer Law & Security Report, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 93-186, 2008, Available at SSRN:

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