Norway – Country Specific Report
As a contribution to the Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism, ECPAT Norway joined parliamentarians, representatives from the Police Directorate, the travel and tourism sector, civil society and the media in the launch of a national report on the prevention and response to sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism, committed by Norwegians abroad.
The study demonstrates that amongst convicted cases of Norwegian offenders of sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT) the destination countries included the Philippines, Thailand, Brazil, Romania, the Czech Republic and Gambia. There are also reports of Norwegian travelling child sex offenders in Cambodia, Nepal, India and the Ukraine. With the rapid expansion of the Internet, as well as cheap and easy access to mobile technologies, many Norwegian offenders access children online.
The review of Norwegian case law – including SECTT, webcam sexual exploitation, grooming and human trafficking; referred to a long list of different internet service providers that the offenders had accessed in order to exploit children, among these were Skype, MSN, Nettby, Onlinebandit.no, Jippii, eMule.