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Grooming: Ur ett socialpsykologiskt perspektiv
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to analyse the descriptions of young girls' experiences of internet contacts, which have led up to sexual abuse. The aim is to give additional understanding and knowledge concerning grooming.       Grooming means that somebody gets in contact with someone else with the intention of committing sexual violations at a later stage. In most cases this concerns adults who contact children. We have chosen to confine ourselves to focusing on the grooming on internet that has happened to girls. By means of thematic analyses of texts from the books Jag kände mig speciell, grooming på internet, 2012 and Alexandramannen, vår tids största nätsexhärva, 2009, we have found certain themes and linked them up with previous research-work and also theory of social psychology. We have used previous research that describes young people's inclination for internet, which has primarily dealt with the control, anonymity and freedom they have experienced. We have also used studies that describe how male interpretative priority affects sexual acts, and discovered that this fact makes it complicated to report sexual abuse for women. The theories of social psychology we have used are Fromm's mechanisms of escape and Gidden's ontological security, which explain the development of the individual, and how that person is influenced by the conditions during his/her childhood and youth, and also Goffman's theories regarding the dramaturgic acting and internet as a specific arena. In this study it has shown that internet is a specific arena with specific rules that affect the girls' space of action and interaction. It has also shown that the girls' already difficult conditions during childhood and youth, for example because of having family problems and parents who are addicts, have influenced the girls' self-identity and self-integrity, which has created mechanisms of escape that has made it possible for

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2013. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Sexual abuse, Grooming, Internet, Youths
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Social Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-82862OAI: diva2:663580
Subject / course
Sociology (alternative Social Psycholgy)
Available from: 2013-11-12 Created: 2013-11-12 Last updated: 2013-11-12Bibliographically approved

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