Journal article

Italian adolescents' experience of unwanted online attentions: Recognizing and defining behaviours

Laura De Fazio, Amanda Krause, Chiara Sgarbi

European Journal of Criminology | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020


For young people, in addition to positive experiences, there are risks and negative consequences in the usage of the Internet and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), such as forms of online harassment. At present, there is an open debate regarding the definition and issues concerning the nature of cyberspace, given the different ways that the scientific community and the general public express this phenomenon (for example, cyber-bullying, cyber-aggression, cyber-harassment). The present research surveyed 585 Italian students via an online questionnaire regarding unwanted online attentions (UOA), an umbrella category of online behaviours directed at harassing, offending or attac..

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