The project will, in a comprehensive literature review, map existing knowledge about digital sexual violence against children and adolescents.
The overall aim of the project is to establish a common knowledge base for policy development in the field. Having a clear and unambiguous terminology that makes sense in a Norwegian context is paramount when designing policies and preventive measures in a specific area.
The first part of the literature review therefore aims to provide an overview of concepts used to describe different phenomena that can be categorized under the collective term digital sexual violence, both in research, in policy documents, and in the public sphere, as well as theoretical perspectives that are used in the research field.
The second part of the literature review is a systematic search of existing research on digital sexual violence against children and adolescents from the perspectives of those involved; the offenders and the victims. This part of the review will also systematize information on methods and data used in existing research on the topic.
The final part of the literature review discusses existing policy and preventive measures on the topic of digital sexual violence against children and adolescents.
The project will also suggest future empirical research projects where knowledge on digital sexual violence against children and adolescents in Norway are needed.