Digital crime, trauma, and abuse: Internet safety and cyber risks for adolescents and emerging adults in the 21st century

  title={Digital crime, trauma, and abuse: Internet safety and cyber risks for adolescents and emerging adults in the 21st century},
  author={Yok Fong Paat and Christine M. Markham},
  journal={Social Work in Mental Health},
  pages={18 - 40}
ABSTRACT The shift in the technology landscape has altered the technology ecosystem of adolescents and emerging adults in the 21st century. Yet, with greater use of digital gadgets comes greater mental health risks that technological advancement brings. This study provides a narrative review of contemporary cyber risks faced by adolescents and emerging adults. In particular, this review will cover dangers and effects of cyber-bullying, social media, cyber-dating violence, sextortion, sexting… 
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