Role of Technology in Youth Harassment Victimization

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CE Course Description

Because technology-based harassment rates are lower than other forms of youth victimization, the experiences that youth have with technology must be considered in connection with broader patterns of peer and sibling victimization, child maltreatment, conventional crime, sexual victimization, witnessing and indirect victimization, and other adverse life events to fully understand the causes, nature, and impact of the problem.  This short CE course 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.

Author:  Mitchell, K., Jones, L., Turner, H., Blachman-Demner, D., and Kracke, K.  (2016, November).  The Role of Technology in Youth Harassment Victimization.  Justice Research, National Institute of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Describe the most common youth bystander reaction during harassment incidents.

2.  Determine which harassment category produced the highest negative emotional impact.

3.  List the seven specific types of victimization that were more predictive of later mixed-harassment results.

4.  Name the three types of emotional reactions that were experienced most often from victims of mixed-harassment incidents.

CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Background

a.  Youth, Technology and Harassment Victimization

b.  A New Approach to Studying Harassment Victimization

2.  Methodology

a.  Participants

b.  Procedure

3.  History of the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence

4.  Measures

a.  Harassment Screening Questions

b.  Confirming Technology Involvement

c.  Incident Characteristics

d.  Other Key Measures

5.  Highlights of Study Results

a.  Harassment Prevalence and Technology Involvement

b.  Harassment Incident Characteristics to Predict Emotional Harm

c.  The Role of Youth Bystanders

d.  Harassment Victimization in the Broader Context of Violence Exposure

6.  Victims’ Responses to an Incident of Harassment

7.  Mixed-Harassment Incidents, Young Victims and Their Peers



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CAADE Approval

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Added On: 2019-04-01

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