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Cybercrime and online child abuse prevention


Materials from a workshop for prosecutors and judges from first instance and appellate courts on investigating and prosecuting cyber-crimes involving children


The psychological profile of a child victim of online abuse as well as the impact of abuse on the child’s testimony was the focus of the training sessions. The trainer outlined child interviewing techniques, which an interviewer needs to follow to obtain a credible testimony and, at the same time, protect the child from the risk of secondary victimization. 

Particular attention was given to familiarizing prosecutors and judges with local and international best practices of investigating and prosecuting online child abuse and child pornography as well as data collection and exchange between national and regional legal professionals. The participants also learned how to differentiate types of abuse and manipulation children are exposed to in the virtual space.