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Child and Adolescent Online Risk Exposure - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128174999, 9780128175002

Child and Adolescent Online Risk Exposure

1st Edition

An Ecological Perspective

Editors: Michelle F. Wright Lawrence B. Schiamberg
Paperback ISBN: 9780128174999
eBook ISBN: 9780128175002
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th November 2020
Page Count: 472
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Child and Adolescent Online Risk Exposure: An Ecological Perspective focuses on online risks and outcomes for children and adolescents using an ecological perspective (i.e., the intersection of individuals in relevant contexts) for a better understanding of risks associated with the youth online experience. The book examines the specific consequences of online risks for youth and demonstrates how to develop effective and sensitive interventions and policies. Sections discuss why online risks are important, individual and contextual factors, different types of risk, online risks among special populations, such as LGBT youth, physically or intellectually disabled youth, and ethnic and religious minorities, and intervention efforts.

Key Features

  • Examines online risks such as problematic internet use, contact risk behaviors, online exploitation, online hate, cyberbullying, and cyberstalking
  • Explores the concept of digital citizenship
  • Includes theoretical considerations and the prevalence of online risks
  • Covers policy and intervention recommendations for reducing online risks


Researchers and clinicians in psychology, counselling, clinical psych, communication, media studies, education, and sociology

Table of Contents


Section I: Introduction

1. Introduction
Lawrence B. Schiamberg and Michelle F. Wright

Section II: Types of Online Risks

2. Problematic internet use: causes, consequences, and future directions
Michelle F. Wright, Tali Heiman and Dorit Olenik-Shemesh

3. The process of exploitation and victimization of adolescents in digital environments: the contribution of authenticity and self-exploration
John D. Ranney

4. Online contact risk behaviors and risk factors among Japanese high school students
Ikuko Aoyama

5. Understanding child and adolescent cyberbullying
Oonagh L. Steer, Peter J.R. Macaulay and Lucy R. Betts

6. Online aggression and romantic relationships in adolescence
Chelsea Olson and Amy Bellmore

7. The longitudinal associations of cyberbullying and cybervictimization: preliminary findings from a two-wave study
Fatih Bayraktar and Michelle F. Wright

8. The rising threat of cyberhate for young people around the globe
Sheri Bauman, Vanessa M. Perry and Sebastian Wachs

9. Same incident, different story? Investigating early adolescents’ negative online peer interactions from different perspectives
Sara Pabian, Sara Erreygers, Kathleen Van Royen and Heidi Vandebosch

Section III: Special Populations and Online Risks

10. Parental vigilance, low self-control, and Internet dependency among rural adolescents
Magda Javakhishvili and Alexander T. Vazsonyi

11. Cyberbullying perpetration and victimization among ethnic minority youth in the United States: similarities or differences across groups?
Guadalupe Espinoza and Fardusa Rashid Ismail

12. Racial and ethnic diversity in the social ecology of online harassment and cybervictimization: the adolescent school context
Gia Elise Barboza and Lawrence B. Schiamberg

13. Cyberbullying and cybervictimization among youth with disabilities
Morgan A. Eldridge, Michelle L. Kilpatrick Demaray, Jonathan D. Emmons and Logan N. Riffle

14. The negative online experiences of maltreated children and adolescents
Michelle F. Wright

15. LGBTQ youth and digital media: online risks
Tyler Hatchel, Cagil Torgal, America J. El Sheikh, Luz E. Robinson, Alberto Valido and Dorothy L. Espelage

16. Gendered nature of digital abuse in romantic relationships in adolescence
Beatriz VÍllora, Santiago Yubero, Elisa Larrañaga and Raúl Navarro

Section IV: Interventions and Policies

17. Advances in the cyberbullying literature: theory-based interventions
Christopher P. Barlett, Matthew M. Simmers and Luke W. Seyfert

18. Online risk interventions: implications of theory of mind and other considerations
Tina Montreuil and Hagit Malikin

19. Using focus groups and quality circles to enable pupil voice in European teenagers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds
Noel Purdy, Jayne Hamilton, Peter K. Smith, Catherine Culbert, Herbert Scheithauer, Nora Fiedler, Antonella Brighi, Consuelo Mameli, Annalisa Guarini, Damiano Menin, Trijntje Völlink and Roy A. Willems

20. Conclusion
Michelle F. Wright and Lawrence B. Schiamberg


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About the Editors

Michelle F. Wright

Dr. Wright is a national and international expert on online risks among children, adolescents, and adults, and she has written extensively on the nature of online risks, the measurement of online risks, and the contextual factors that impact the likelihood of experiencing online risks. She has edited three books related to online risks and served as editor of five special issues on online risks. She has also written over 75 journal articles and book chapters related to the topic of online risks, and she was responsible for co-editing a report, Meaning of Online Problematic Situations for Children. Results of Qualitative Cross-Cultural Investigation of Nine European Countries, for the European Kids Online IV project. The report brought together qualitative research with children and adolescents on their exposure to online risks (and opportunities).

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, Pennsylvania State University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Masaryk University

Lawrence B. Schiamberg

Dr. Schiamberg has focused on two arenas of human development: 1) adolescent bullying, including the ecological contexts of bullying, particularly family factors, including the following: a) Barboza, G.E., Schiamberg, L.B., Oehmke, J., Korzeniewski, S.J., Post, L.A., & Heraux, C.G. (2009), Individual characteristics and the multiple contexts of adolescent bullying: An ecological perspective, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 38(1), 101-121; b) Schiamberg, L, Barboza, G., Chee, G. and Hsieh, M. (2015). The adolescent-parent context and positive youth development in the ecology of cyberbullying. In M.F. Wright (ed.), A social-ecological approach to cyberbullying, Nova Science Publishers, 151-183; and 2) elder abuse in the community and, particularly in nursing homes, including contextual perspectives of physical abuse, emotional abuse and resident-on-resident abuse. He has previously served, in an advisory capacity, on the EPA Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee and on the CDC Advisory Committee for Elder Abuse.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Human Development and Family Studies Michigan State University

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