Title

Victimization of youths on the internet.

Abstract

Abstract

The Youth Internet Safety Survey is a nationally representative study of 1501 youth, aged 10-17, who use the Internet regularly. In the past year, 19% of youth reported an unwanted sexual solicitation, 25% reported an unwanted exposure to sexual material, and 6% had been harassed online. Data suggest that youth encounter a substantial quantity of offensive episodes, and a comprehensive strategy to respond to the problem would aim to reduce the quantity of offensive behavior, better shield youth from its occurrence, increase the level of reporting, and provide more help to youth and families to protect them from any consequence.

Publication Date

2003

Journal Title

Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1300/J146v08n01_01

Document Type

Article

Rights

© 2003 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.