Unwanted Online Sexual Solicitation and Online Sexual Risk Behavior

Unwanted Online Sexual Solicitation and Online Sexual Risk Behavior

Susanne E. Baumgartner (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Patti M. Valkenburg (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Jochen Peter (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0315-8.ch068
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Abstract

In recent years, there have been growing concerns about online sexual solicitations and online sexual risk behaviors. Recent studies suggest that only a minority of adolescents is confronted with online sexual solicitations or engages in online sexual risk behavior. Whereas more girls encounter incidences of online sexual solicitations, gender differences in online sexual risk behavior are relatively small. Older adolescents are more at risk of receiving online sexual solicitations and are also more likely to engage in online sexual risk behavior. Adolescents do not engage in online sexual risk behavior more frequently than adults, and they seem to be quite aware of the potential negative consequences of this behavior. Adolescents who encounter online sexual solicitations or engage in online sexual risk behavior typically also encounter problems in their offline lives.
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Research on online sexual solicitation and online sexual risk behavior is still in its infancy. Nevertheless, several research institutes in the US and in Europe strive to advance knowledge on both phenomena. In the US, mainly the Crimes against Children Research Center, and the Pew Research Center have conducted large-scale surveys among youth. In Europe, the EU Kids Online project, which is a collaboration between several research institutes across Europe, and CCAM, the Center for Research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media in the Netherlands investigate the positive and negative aspects of the internet for youth.

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