Is talking online to unknown people always risky? Distinguishing online interaction styles in a national sample of youth Internet users.
We examined the risk of unwanted online sexual solicitations and characteristics associated with four online interaction styles among youth Internet users. The interaction styles took into account the people with whom youth interacted online (people known in person only, unknown people met through face-to-face friends, unknown people met in chatroom, and other places online) and high- and low-risk patterns of online behavior. The aim was to provide a basis for identifying which youth may be most at risk from interacting online with unknown people.
Cyberpsychology and Behavior
Mary Ann Liebert Inc.
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Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D., Mitchell, K. Is talking online to unknown people always risky? Distinguishing online interaction styles in a national sample of youth Internet users. (2008) Cyberpsychology and Behavior, 11 (3), pp. 340-343.
© 2008 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.