Targets of Online Hate: Examining Determinants of Victimization Among Young Finnish Facebook Users

Pekka Räsänen, James Hawdon, Emma Holkeri, Teo Keipi, Matti Näsi, Atte Oksanen

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Abstrakti

Drawing from routine activity theory (RAT), this article seeks to determine the crucial factors contributing to youth victimization through online hate. Although numerous studies have supported RAT in an online context, research focusing on users of particular forms of social media is lacking. Using a sample of 15- to 18-year-old Finnish Facebook users (n = 723), we examine whether the risk of online hate victimization is more likely when youth themselves produced online hate material, visited online sites containing potentially harmful content, and deliberately sought out online hate material. In addition, we examine whether the risk of victimization is higher if respondents are worried about online victimization and had been personally victimized offline. The discussion highlights the accumulation of online and offline victimization, the ambiguity of the roles of victims and perpetrators, and the artificiality of the division between the online and offline environments among young people.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut708-725
Sivumäärä18
JulkaisuVIOLENCE AND VICTIMS
Vuosikerta31
Numero4
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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