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Presentation Type

Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

Keywords

Social media--Psychological aspects; Teenagers--Social networks; Risk-taking (Psychology) in adolescence;

Abstract

Adolescents are increasingly turning to social networking sites as a means of communication. The Internet has provided adolescents with a means of communicating with not only friends and family members, but also people unknown to them offline. This means that adolescents are also being afforded opportunities that involve engaging in online risk-behaviors related to self-disclosure to strangers, unwanted sexual solicitation, and the arrangement of face-to-face meetings with strangers offline. The purpose of this research is to explore this issue and the many factors that can potentially contribute to adolescents’ vulnerabilities to such risk-taking online. Furthermore, evidence has been found for a number of ways in which parents and other adults can make efforts towards intervention and prevention of adolescents’ online risk-taking behaviors.

Start Date

1-4-2015 12:00 PM

End Date

1-4-2015 2:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Nicole Skaar

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

Comments

Category: Poster Presentations - Literature Review

File Format

application/pdf

Embargo Date

3-15-2015

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Adolescents’ Risk-Taking and Self-Disclosure Online

Adolescents are increasingly turning to social networking sites as a means of communication. The Internet has provided adolescents with a means of communicating with not only friends and family members, but also people unknown to them offline. This means that adolescents are also being afforded opportunities that involve engaging in online risk-behaviors related to self-disclosure to strangers, unwanted sexual solicitation, and the arrangement of face-to-face meetings with strangers offline. The purpose of this research is to explore this issue and the many factors that can potentially contribute to adolescents’ vulnerabilities to such risk-taking online. Furthermore, evidence has been found for a number of ways in which parents and other adults can make efforts towards intervention and prevention of adolescents’ online risk-taking behaviors.