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NCJ Number: 250079 Find in a Library
Title: The Role of Technology in Youth Harassment Victimization
Series: OJJDP Justice Research Series
Author(s): Kimberly J. Mitchell Ph.D.; Lisa M. Jones Ph.D.; Heather Turner Ph.D.; Dara Blachman-Demner Ph.D.; Kristen Kracke MSW
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: November 2016
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Document: Agency Summary|PDF
Agency Summary: https://www.ojjdp.gov/publications/PubAbstract.asp?pubi=272239 
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This bulletin discusses key findings from the National Institute of Justice-sponsored Technology Harassment Victimization study.
Abstract: This bulletin discusses key findings from the National Institute of Justice-sponsored Technology Harassment Victimization study. It is a follow-up study to the OJJDP’s second National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV II). The study examines technology-involved harassment within the context of other types of youth victimization and risk factors to improve current policy and practice regarding the issue. Of the 791 respondents, 230 (34 percent) reported 311 unique harassment incidents in the past year. Sixty-one percent of harassment victims were boys and 60 percent were white and non-Hispanic. Youth who experienced mixed forms of harassment said they could not get away from the harassment because they were being victimized across multiple environments—at school, at home, and with online technology. The perpetrators were often current or past friends or romantic partners and thus more likely to know personal details about their victims. Texting was the predominant type of technology used in mixed-harassment incidents.
Main Term(s): Bullying; Cyber bullying
Index Term(s): Child emotional abuse and neglect; Child Health and Welfare; Crimes against children; Exposure to Violence; Internet; Internet Protection (Child Health and Welfare); Internet Safety; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ Resources; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); OJJDP Resources
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