OJJDP/NIJ Bulletin Examines Role of Technology in Youth Harassment Victimization

OJJDP and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) have released “The Role of Technology in Youth Harassment Victimization.” This bulletin summarizes the findings of the NIJ-sponsored Technology Harassment Victimization study, which is a follow-up study to the second National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence sponsored by OJJDP. The study examined technology-involved harassment within the context of other types of youth victimization and risk factors. The data reveal that mixed-peer harassment—involving both in-person and technology-based elements—is the most traumatic for victims, especially those who have been victimized in multiple ways in the past and are facing numerous stressors in their present lives.