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Cyber-risk and Youth

Digital Citizenship, Privacy and Surveillance, 1st Edition

By Michael C Adorjan, Rosemary Ricciardelli

Routledge

162 pages

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Cyber-risks are moving targets and societal responses to combat cyber-victimization are often met by the distrust of young people. Drawing on original research, this book explores how young people define, perceive, and experience cyber-risks, how they respond to both the messages they are receiving from society regarding their safety online, and the various strategies and practices employed by society in regulating their online access and activities. This book complements existing quantitative examinations of cyberbullying assessing its extent and frequency, but also aims to critique and extend knowledge of how cyber-risks such as cyberbullying are perceived and responded to.

Following a discussion of their methodology and their experiences of conducting research with teens, the authors discuss the social network services that teens are using and what they find appealing about them, and address teens’ experiences with and views towards parental and school-based surveillance. The authors then turn directly to areas of concern expressed by their participants, such as relational aggression, cyberhacking, privacy, and privacy management, as well as sexting. The authors conclude by making recommendations for policy makers, educators and teens – not only by drawing from their own theoretical and sociological interpretations of their findings, but also from the responses and recommendations given by their participants about going online and tackling cyber-risk.

One of the first texts to explore how young people respond to attempts to regulate online activity, this book will be key reading for those involved in research and study surrounding youth crime, cybercrime, youth culture, media and crime, and victimology – and will inform those interested in addressing youth safety online how to best approach what is often perceived as a sensitive and volatile social problem.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Research focus and methodology

3. Teens online – What and why

4. Youth attitudes and experiences towards parental and school surveillance

5. Relational aggression

6. Privacy mindsets

7. Gender, sexting and the teenaged years

8. Policies, practices and concluding thoughts

Index

About the Authors

Michael Adorjan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary, Canada, and a Fellow with the Centre for Criminology, University of Hong Kong, China.

Rosemary Ricciardelli is a Professor and the Coordinator of Criminology in the Department of Sociology at Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada. She is an Associate Director of the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT), where she leads the community and institutional corrections research sector, and a Senior Research Fellow with Correctional Services Canada.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU009000
EDUCATION / Educational Psychology
EDU038000
EDUCATION / Students & Student Life
EDU045000
EDUCATION / Counseling / Crisis Management
EDU055000
EDUCATION / Violence & Harassment
LAW104000
LAW / Computer & Internet
SOC004000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology