The Role of Technology in Youth Harassment Victimization

$4.00 [1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #02-677

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Course Description

This brief continuing education course, developed using information from the National Institute of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, examines technology-involved harassment within the context of other types of youth victimization and risk. Key components of peer harassment, incident characteristics, and highlights of the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence II (NatSCEV II) are discussed. In addition, implications for future research as well as for policy and practice are presented.

Course Objectives

1. Summarize research findings that measure online harassment and other peer victimization, including study limitations.

2. Discuss key characteristics of youth harassment victimization and the role that technology plays in such incidents.

3. Identify specific harassment incident characteristics that are most likely to result in emotional harm.

4. Examine predictors and risk factors for technology-involved harassment.

5. Evaluate implications for future research and recommendations for policy and practice.

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