How safely do we behave online?

Criminology and victimology / Behaviour

How safely do we behave online?

A study of the relationship between knowledge, opportunity, motivation and the online behaviour of Dutch citizens (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

Knowledge about how citizens behave online and how they (might) defend themselves against online crime is scarce. To date, it is unknown in which ways Dutch citizens behave online and how they protect themselves against online crime, in part because how people say they behave online is not always the same as how people actually behave online. However, such knowledge is indispensable as empirical support for interventions aimed at influencing behaviour. It is necessary to gain greater insight into the ways in which Dutch citizens behave online and which factors are related to their behaviour. The aim of this research is therefore to discover how Dutch citizens behave online and to explain their online behaviour based on factors that have emerged from the literature, in order to take an initial step towards developing interventions that make Dutch citizens safer online.
The main question of this report is: "How safely do Dutch citizens behave online and how can this be explained?"

Publication data

Author(s):
Hoff - de Goede, S. van 't, Kleij, R. van der, Weijer, S. van de, Leukfeldt, R.
Organization(s):
The Hague University of Applied Sciences - Centre of Expertise Cybersecurity, Netherlands Institute for the Study of Ctime and Law Enforcement (NSCR), WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
The Hague University of Applied Sciences - Centre of Expertise Cybersecurity
Year of publication:
2019

Order information

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De Haagse Hogeschool - Centre of Expertise Cybersecurity
 
Postbus 13336
 
2501 EH Den Haag
Website:
https://www.dehaagsehogeschool.nl/onderzoek/kenniscentra/details/centre-of-expertise-cyber-security