Digital technology has developed phenomenally over the past decade, both in terms of the available hardware (with smartphones rendering internet access and mobile communication available almost anywhere and anytime) and software, including the widespread adoption of social networking sites and apps. All this is having a profound impact upon how we communicate and socialise, on our leisure and learning, and in how we are provided with and receive services. With these new opportunities, though, come novel problems: the dark web, revenge porn, sexting and trolling, to name but a few.
In light of this, our latest special issue of Child Abuse Review focuses on the role of digital technology in child protection, with a freely accessible editorial by our guest editor, Bernard Gallagher, a selection of original research and review papers, and a couple of training reviews.
Table of Contents
Technology-Related Sexual Solicitation of Adolescents: A Review of Prevention Efforts Sandy K. Wurtele and Maureen C. Kenny
New Challenges in Family Support: The Use of Digital Technology in Supporting Parents Lauren Lamberton, John Devaney and Lisa Bunting
The Maintenance of Traditional and Technological Forms of Post-Adoption Contact Sarah Greenhow, Simon Hackett, Christine Jones and Elizabeth Meins