Dear Diary: Teens Reflect on Their Weekly Online Risk Experiences

@article{Wisniewski2016DearDT,
  title={Dear Diary: Teens Reflect on Their Weekly Online Risk Experiences},
  author={Pamela J. Wisniewski and Heng Xu and Mary Beth Rosson and Daniel F. Perkins and John Millar Carroll},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2016}
}
In our study, 68 teens spend two months reflecting on their weekly online experiences and report 207 separate risk events involving information breaches, online harassment, sexual solicitations, and exposure to explicit content. We conduct a structured, qualitative analysis to characterize the salient dimensions of their risk experiences, such as severity, level of agency, coping strategies, and whether the teens felt like the situation had been resolved. Overall, we found that teens can… 

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