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Online aggressor/targets, aggressors, and targets: a comparison of associated youth characteristics.
TLDR
Youth aggressor/targets are intense users of the Internet who view themselves as capable web users who report significant psychosocial challenge, including depressive symptomatology, problem behavior, and targeting of traditional bullying.
Prevalence and Characteristics of Youth Sexting: A National Study
TLDR
National estimates of youth involved in sexting in the past year suggest that appearing in, creating, or receiving sexual images is far from being a normative behavior for youth.
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, sexual
Exposure to Internet Pornography among Children and Adolescents: A National Survey
TLDR
Characteristics associated with self-reported pornography seeking behavior, both on the Internet and using traditional methods (e.g., magazines), are identified and provide justification for longitudinal studies aimed at parsing out temporal sequencing of psychosocial experiences.
Online "predators" and their victims: myths, realities, and implications for prevention and treatment.
TLDR
Developmentally appropriate prevention strategies that target youths directly and acknowledge normal adolescent interests in romance and sex are needed, including those with histories of sexual abuse, sexual orientation concerns, and patterns of off- and online risk taking.
Unwanted and Wanted Exposure to Online Pornography in a National Sample of Youth Internet Users
TLDR
More research concerning the potential impact of Internet pornography on youth is warranted, given the high rate of exposure, the fact that much exposure is unwanted, and the fact of youth with certain vulnerabilities, such as depression, interpersonal victimization, and delinquent tendencies, have more exposure.
Examining Characteristics and Associated Distress Related to Internet Harassment: Findings From the Second Youth Internet Safety Survey
TLDR
The characteristics of youth who are targets of Internet harassment and characteristics related to reporting distress as a result of the incident were sought and further support the call for the inclusion of Internet-harassment prevention in conventional antibullying programs empowering schools to address Internet bullying situations that occur between students.
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