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Myndigheters prevention mot grooming: En kvalitativ studie om hur yrkesverksamma förhåller sig till preventivt arbete mot grooming och i vilken utsträckning de arbetar preventivt
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Agencies prevention against grooming : A qualitative study about how the workers act against preventative work of grooming and in what extent they work preventative (English)
Abstract [en]

The Internet has become an important communicational medium that involves the majority of the world’s population. One group in particular that uses the Internet is the youth. This in turn makes the Internet a viable source for groomers to exploit, where groomers are what you call grown men and women that have the intention to contact youths for sexual purposes, the process is called grooming. In Sweden, a law has been made available to criminalize this particular activity, but it should not replace the prevention. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to gain an understanding regarding how those workers whom come in direct contact with youth act against preventative work of grooming and in what extent they work preventative. Those who participated in the study were professionals from schools, social services, police and one IT-Educator. The material that was gathered has been analyzed by Sandberg’s (1994) competence theory. The questions that were asked were: How can we understand the meaning of the workers competence within the domain of preventative work? Which prerequisites and hindrances do the workers think of that there is for a preventative work?  Do the workers approach to preventative work affects of their comprehensions of the phenomena grooming and if so how? The results show that the workers competence composes both prerequisites and hindrances to a preventative work, because of that their competence is limited. Because of the current lack of competence, the preventative work being carried out today is thereby limited and the study shows that the workers competence plays an important role in the preventative work against grooming. For example the workers need more knowledge about grooming to carry out more preventative work. The organization’s prerequisites also matters to if a preventative work can be carrying out. The workers approach to preventative work is also affected of their comprehensions of the phenomena grooming. That because they think that the preventative work is important to do, but grooming is hard to work against, because of it´s complexity and that it´s a hidden problem, which result in the limited preventative work that is carried out today. In the end it becomes clear that more research regarding the matter should be conducted.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 50 p.
Keyword [sv]
Prevention, kompetens, grooming, unga, Internet, utsatthet
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-29108OAI: diva2:652495
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Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2013-10-01 Created: 2013-09-30 Last updated: 2013-10-01Bibliographically approved

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