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ERIC Number: EJ965516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Social Networking Sites and Contact Risks among Flemish Youth
Vandoninck, Sofie; d'Haenens, Leen; De Cock, Rozane; Donoso, Veronica
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v19 n1 p69-85 Feb 2012
This study investigates how teenagers use social networking sites (SNS) and other online communication applications, to what extent they are exposed to online contact risks related to the use of these online tools and how they cope with these risks. A written survey was administered among 815 Flemish adolescents aged 14-19. The study controls for sociodemographics and psychosocial factors, and it concludes that boys, pupils in technical or vocational education, adolescents living in lower SES families, teens with either low or high self-confidence and those having a bad relationship with their parents are more at-risk. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium