Adolescents and Sexual Violations Online

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One morning in the spring of 2018, Danish police charged more than 1,000 young people for possession and sharing of child pornography, indecency and wrongfully disclosing of private affairs.

The Denmark investigation began when the American company Facebook got reports that two specific video sequences from Denmark containing sexual material involving persons under the age of 18 were being shared on the Facebook chat‐platform Messenger.

The article describes and discusses sexual violations online using the recent Danish case law and legislation as an example and drawing upon the United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is argued that the legislation does not provide a sufficient solution to the problems connected to digital violations of the physical integrity of the victim.

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