In this webinar, Nobody’s Children Foundation discusses their recently completed study on attitudes and opinions of adults (15 years and older) in Poland on the commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth. This quantitative study was conducted in two waves, 2011 and 2014.
The study aimed to:
• Identify respondents’ moral assessment of different kinds of commercial sexual exploitation
• Assess the scale of the problem in Poland
• Assess motives and high risk groups
In 2014, more than half of study respondents considered several types of commercial sexual behaviours of young people to be real problems that affect many people. At the same time, one in three said the risk of engaging in such activities was the same among children and young people in all environments. The presenters discuss the study methodology and their findings.
Sociologist JOANNA WLODARCZYK is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Applied Social Sciences, University of Warsaw and the author of 11 publications on child abuse issues. She serves as the coordinator of Nobody’s Children Foundation’s research department. She is a managing editor of the journal Abused Child. Theory, Research and Practice.
Sociologist DOROTA ZURKOWSKA is a PhD candidate and research assistant at the Laboratory for Research on Social Capital at the Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw. She is a research specialist at Nobody’s Children Foundation.