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Prevalence and Characteristics of Youth Sexting: A National Study
Objectives: To obtain national estimates of youth involved in sexting in the past year (the transmission via cell phone, the Internet, and other electronic media of sexual images), as well as provideExpand
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Online victimization: A report on the nation’s youth.
Nearly 24 million youth, ages 10 through 17, were online regularly in 1999. Large numbers of young people, when on the Internet, are encountering sexual solicitations they do not want, sexualExpand
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Online "predators" and their victims: myths, realities, and implications for prevention and treatment.
The publicity about online "predators" who prey on naive children using trickery and violence is largely inaccurate. Internet sex crimes involving adults and juveniles more often fit a model ofExpand
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Unwanted and Wanted Exposure to Online Pornography in a National Sample of Youth Internet Users
OBJECTIVE. The goal was to assess the extent of unwanted and wanted exposure to online pornography among youth Internet users and associated risk factors. METHODS. A telephone survey of a nationallyExpand
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Does online harassment constitute bullying? An exploration of online harassment by known peers and online-only contacts.
PURPOSE To shed light on the nature of online harassment and the extent to which it may be bullying by examining differences in the characteristics of harassed youth, online harassment incidents, andExpand
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Internet-initiated sex crimes against minors: implications for prevention based on findings from a national study.
PURPOSE To describe the characteristics of episodes in which juveniles became victims of sex crimes committed by people they met through the Internet. METHODS A national survey of a stratifiedExpand
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Examining Characteristics and Associated Distress Related to Internet Harassment: Findings From the Second Youth Internet Safety Survey
OBJECTIVE. We sought to identify the characteristics of youth who are targets of Internet harassment and characteristics related to reporting distress as a result of the incident. PARTICIPANTS ANDExpand
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The Nature and Dynamics of Internet Pornography Exposure for Youth
We examined exposure to Internet pornography before the age of 18, as reported by college students (n = 563), via an online survey. Expand
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Internet prevention messages: targeting the right online behaviors.
BACKGROUND Internet safety programs urge youth to avoid sharing personal information and talking with "strangers" online. OBJECTIVE To examine whether sharing personal information and talking withExpand
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