Examining Characteristics and Associated Distress Related to Internet Harassment: Findings From the Second Youth Internet Safety Survey

@article{Ybarra2006ExaminingCA,
  title={Examining Characteristics and Associated Distress Related to Internet Harassment: Findings From the Second Youth Internet Safety Survey},
  author={Michele L. Ybarra and Kimberly J. Mitchell and Janis Wolak and David Finkelhor},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={118},
  pages={e1169 - e1177}
}
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 AND METHODS. The Second Youth Internet Safety Survey is a national telephone survey of a random sample of 1500 Internet users between the ages of 10 and 17 years conducted between March and June 2005. Participants had used the Internet at least once a month for the previous 6 months. RESULTS. Nine percent… 

Tables from this paper

Examining the overlap in internet harassment and school bullying: implications for school intervention.
Does online harassment constitute bullying? An exploration of online harassment by known peers and online-only contacts.
To tell or not to tell? Youth's responses to unwanted Internet experiences
This study is one of the first that investigated youth’s response to unwanted Internet experiences, not only for those youth who were bothered or distressed but for all youth who reported the
The Protective Effects of Parental Monitoring and Internet Restriction on Adolescents’ Risk of Online Harassment
TLDR
Adolescents’ reports of parental monitoring and efforts to regulate specific forms of internet use were associated with reduced rates of online harassment, and parental monitoring was largely direct and 26 times greater than parental internet restriction.
Are social networking sites a source of online harassment for teens? Evidence from survey data
Media reports on incidences of abuse on the internet, particularly amongst teenagers, are growing at an alarming rate causing much concern among parents of teenagers and legislations aimed at
Factors associated with distressing electronic harassment and cyberbullying
National Trends in Exposure to and Experiences of Violence on the Internet Among Children
TLDR
Ongoing surveillance of text-messaging–based experiences is needed to understand trends as population usage rates begin to stabilize and prevention programs should focus on reducing risk as youth age into later adolescence.
How Risky Are Social Networking Sites? A Comparison of Places Online Where Youth Sexual Solicitation and Harassment Occurs
OBJECTIVE. Recently, public attention has focused on the possibility that social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook are being widely used to sexually solicit underage youth, consequently
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.
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 30 REFERENCES
Online aggressor/targets, aggressors, and targets: a comparison of associated youth characteristics.
  • M. Ybarra, K. Mitchell
  • Psychology
    Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
  • 2004
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.
Linkages between Depressive Symptomatology and Internet Harassment among Young Regular Internet Users
  • M. Ybarra
  • Psychology
    Cyberpsychology Behav. Soc. Netw.
  • 2004
TLDR
Among young, regular Internet users, those who report DSM IV-like depressive symptomatology are significantly more likely to also report being the target of Internet harassment.
Trends in youth reports of sexual solicitations, harassment and unwanted exposure to pornography on the Internet.
Bullying behaviors among US youth: prevalence and association with psychosocial adjustment.
TLDR
The issue of bullying merits serious attention, both for future research and preventive intervention, as well as the potential long-term negative outcomes for these youth.
Cross-national consistency in the relationship between bullying behaviors and psychosocial adjustment.
TLDR
The association of bullying with poorer psychosocial adjustment is remarkably similar across countries, particularly among victims and bully-victims.
Reasons, assessments and actions taken: sex and age differences in uses of Internet health information.
TLDR
Across the spectrum of age, sex and Internet skill, Internet health information seeking appears to enhance the patient-provider relationship.
Prevalence of and risk factors for depressive symptoms among young adolescents.
TLDR
Depression is a substantial and largely unrecognized problem among young adolescents that warrants an increased need and opportunity for identification and intervention at the middle school level and Understanding differences in prevalence between males and females and among racial/ethnic groups may be important to the recognition and treatment of depression among youths.
Bullying and symptoms among school-aged children: international comparative cross sectional study in 28 countries.
TLDR
There was a consistent, strong and graded association between bullying and each of 12 physical and psychological symptoms among adolescents in all 28 countries.
Bullying, depression, and suicidal ideation in Finnish adolescents: school survey
TLDR
Adolescents who are being bullied and those who are bullies are at an increased risk of depression and suicide, and interventions aimed at reducing bullying in schools, as well as psychiatric assessment and treatment of bullies andThose who are bullied, might also prevent depression and suicidal ideation.
...
...