Kybergrooming (part 1)
Bc. Lenka Klivandová, Mgr. Lukáš Urban, Ph.D.
The first part of paper is designed as a social science interpretation of the cyber grooming – the phenomenon of misuse of information and communication technologies to psychological manipulation and sexual assault on a child, respectively juvenile victim – with the emphasis being placed on the description of its socio-cultural contexts (e.g. the commercialization of life, the dynamics of time, the greediness of society for experiences, sharing and deep friendship, integrity / “crisis” of contemporary family, an unprecedented penetration of worlds of children and adults, the invasion of virtuality and ICT into daily /everyday/ life, media education and literacy). The authors also describe the different phasing of attacks and methods of groomers, as well as personality traits of typical offenders and victims; it is also mentioned the criminal (law) level of discussed socially pathological phenomenon. The text is completed by the latest insights of experts from the security legal and pedagogical practice.
Keywords: Grooming, cyberbullying, information and communication technologies, information and media literacy, internet addiction, emotional addiction, stages of attack, virtual manipulation, luring, mirroring, fishing.