The Relative Importance of Online Victimization in Understanding Depression, Delinquency, and Substance Use

  title={The Relative Importance of Online Victimization in Understanding Depression, Delinquency, and Substance Use},
  author={Kimberly J. Mitchell and Michele L. Ybarra and David Finkelhor},
  journal={Child Maltreatment},
  pages={314 - 324}
This article explores the relationship between online and offline forms of interpersonal victimization, with depressive symptomatology, delinquency, and substance use. In a national sample of 1,501 youth Internet users (ages 10-17 years), 57% reported some form of offline interpersonal victimization (e.g., bullying, sexual abuse), and 23% reported an online interpersonal victimization (i.e., sexual solicitation and harassment) in the past year. Nearly three fourths (73%) of youth reporting an… 

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