Cyberspace Violence against Girls and Adolescent Females

Chisholm’s paper’s – “Cyberspace Violence against Girls and Adolescent Females” – main concern is the girls and female adolescents. In her paper, June briefly mentions the importance of the internet for the girls and how they faced with violence on the internet by giving some statistics. Then, she describes the psychological characteristics of cyberspace, and the different types of cyber violence. She also explains the gender differences in online behaviors.  She also points the current researches. She devotes one big section for how to prevent the cyber violence and how to report cyber violence. Finally, she concludes her paper by giving directions for the future researches.

Abstract: Children and adolescents today are the first generation raised in a society in which technological literacy is essential for effective citizenship in the 21st century. With many more youth using digital technologies for educational and recreational purposes, there has been an increase in social problems in cyberspace, exposing them to different forms of cyberviolence. This article gives an overview of the developments in cyberspace, describes different types of cyberviolence, and focuses on cyberbullying among girls and adolescent females as both victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying. At-risk online activities among girls and adolescent females as well as strategies to promote cybersafety are presented. Current research and future directions for research are reviewed.

CHISHOLM, J. F. (2006), Cyberspace Violence against Girls and Adolescent Females. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1087: 74–89. doi: 10.1196/annals.1385.022

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1196/annals.1385.022/pdf

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