Victimization of youths on the internet.
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.
Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma
Taylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D., Wolak, J. Victimization of youths on the internet. (2003) Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 8 (1-2), pp. 1-39.
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