SPIRTO Self Produced Images Risk Taking Online: Final Public Report

Ethel Quayle, Karen Cooper, Katia Hervy, Kate Burls

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract / Description of output

SPIRTO is a research project funded by the European Safer Internet Programme of the European Commission, as a Knowledge Enhancement Project. Its duration was 30 months (December 2012 – May 2015). Its goal was to build an evidence base of the risks associated for adolescents with the move to merged technology, in particular mobile or hand held devices.

Our focus was on risk related to the capacity to generate sexual content (often described as sexting). We wished to understand the different contexts behind the creation of these sexual images and the consequences for the young people involved.The final aim of the project was to develop training materials for professionals working with young people and parents. This would seek to provide information, enable further discussion with young people about risk, and examine effective ways of sharing knowledge.

The project was managed and co-ordinated by The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in partnership with: Linköping University, Sweden; Innocence in Danger, Germany; Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, United Kingdom (now under the command of the National Crime Agency, UK).
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh
Commissioning bodyEuropean Commission Directorate-General Communications Networks, Content and Technology.
Number of pages41
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2015


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