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Poly-Victimization and Peer Harassment Involvement in a Technological World

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dc.contributor.author Mitchell, Kimberly
dc.contributor.author Segura, Anna
dc.contributor.author Jones, Lisa
dc.contributor.author Turner, Heather
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-15T21:09:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-15T21:09:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Mitchell, Kimberly; Segura, Ann; Jones, Lisa; Turner, Heather. (2018). Poly-Victimization and Peer Harassment Involvement in a Technological World. Journal of Interpersonal Violence: 33(5), 762-788. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/pdf/Mitchell-et-al-technology.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1790
dc.description.abstract This article explores the ways poly-victimized youth (those experiencing multiple different types of victimization over the course of 1 year) use technology to interact with peers. Particular attention is given to the peer harassment victimization and perpetration experiences of poly-victimized youth compared with less victimized and non-victimized youth—both overall and through technology. Data were collected as part of the Technology Harassment Victimization (THV) study; a national survey of 791 youth, ages 10 to 20 across the United States. Study results document the heightened risks that poly-victimized youth experience when interacting with peers. Low and high poly-victimized youth were both at significantly greater risk of being dual victims and perpetrators of peer harassment when compared with non-victimized youth even after taking into account other potentially explanatory factors. This was not found to be the case for less victimized youth. This was true for high poly-victims and technology-involved harassment risk as well. There were indications that poly-victimized youth were interacting with peers in more intense and risky ways in general using new technology. The increase in attention to poly-victimization in recent years has importantly identified the detrimental role that experiencing different forms of victimization have on youth. This study not only adds to that literature but suggests that there is an opportunity to interrupt additional victimization by understanding how poly-victimized youth interact with peers before and during adolescence. Although preliminary, the differences in technology use by poly-victimized youth versus others suggest that more information is needed to understand how they are relating to peers in both positive and risky ways in this environment. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Crimes Against Children Research Center en_US
dc.subject Survey Results en_US
dc.subject Polyvictims en_US
dc.subject Polyvictimization en_US
dc.subject Poly-victimization en_US
dc.subject Multitype Victimization en_US
dc.subject Youth en_US
dc.subject Teens en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Technology-facilitated en_US
dc.subject Peer-on-peer Abuse en_US
dc.subject Child-on-child Abuse en_US
dc.subject Bullying en_US
dc.subject Online Harassment en_US
dc.subject Cyberbullying en_US
dc.subject Perpetrators en_US
dc.subject Risk Taking en_US
dc.title Poly-Victimization and Peer Harassment Involvement in a Technological World en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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