Updated Cyberbullying stuff - the study, online youth...

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While most internet users report positive experiences and activities online, little is known about experiences of internet victimization, speciFcally in regards to internet harassment. In 2004, a study was conducted by reaching 1,501 regular internet users by telephone. The subjects of this study included children between the ranges of 10 and 17 that were accompanied through the interview with one parent or guardian (Ybarra & Mitchell, 2004). The results of the study the indicated that of the 19% of young regular internet users participating in online aggression, 3% were aggressor/targets (youth who report both being an aggressor as well as a target of internet harassment), 4% reported being targets only, and 12% reported being online aggressors only. In
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Unformatted text preview: the study, online youth aggressors and targets reported characteristics similar to that of conventional schoolyard bully-victim youth, including many similarities with aggressor-only youth, and signiFcant psychosocial difficulties. The data indicated that aggressor youth frequently targeted people they knew in conventional environments. Youth who reported they had harassed or embarrassed someone online were asked to report whether they knew the target in person; 84% said they did. In contrast, 31% of youth who reported being a target of Internet aggression reported knowing the harasser in person (Ybarra & Mitchell, 2004)....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course COMMUNICAT 352 taught by Professor Kelly during the Fall '11 term at University of Tennessee.

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