JPHC CE: Online Sexual Solicitation of Children and Adolescents

0.75 NAPNAP contact hours. This continuing education activity is offered free to NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is 10$. The Internet is a relatively new and unregulated entity that can place children and adolescents at risk for a variety of negative and potentially dangerous exposures. One such risk is online sexual solicitations and interactions with older adolescents, peers, and adults. This continuing education article will explore online sexual solicitation of child and adolescents in terms of definition, epidemiology, predictors, consequences, and implications for practice. JPediatr Health Care. (2020) 34, Issue 6, p610−618

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Copyright © 2020 by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 0.75 NAPNAP contact hours.

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

1. Define online sexual solicitation.

2. Discuss the epidemiology of the online sexual solicitation of children and adolescents.

3. Describe predictors of the online sexual solicitation of children and adolescents.

4. Discuss possible consequences to online sexual solicitation.

5. Explore practice implications related to the online sexual solicitation of children and adolescents.

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Gail Hornor, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Center for Family Safety and Healing, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH.

Conflicts of interest: None to report.

This manuscript represents an original body of work by the author.


Gail Hornor, DNP, CPNP, SANE-P, Center for

Family Safety and Healing,

Nationwide Children’s Hospital,

655 E

Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43205;


Available Credit

  • 0.75 Contact hours


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