Factors associated with Online hate speech victimization of adolescents: A hierarchical approach on EU SELMA project

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Specialty Strategies in Development of Adolescents' Health
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Dousi Sofia
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Αρτεμισία Τσίτσικα, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ, Θεοδώρα Ψαλτοπούλου, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια, Iατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ,
Θεόδωρος Σεργεντάνης, Επίκουρος Καθηγητής, ΠΑΔΑ
Original Title:
Παράγοντες που συσχετίζονται με τη θυματοποίηση εφήβων από τη ρητορική του μίσους στο διαδίκτυο: ιεραρχική μοντελοποίηση στο Ευρωπαϊκό Πρόγραμμα SELMA
Translated title:
Factors associated with Online hate speech victimization of adolescents: A hierarchical approach on EU SELMA project
This study attempts to asses adolescent online hate speech victimization through a hierarchical approach. To this direction, a conceptual framework with five hierarchical levels was constructed, namely: Sociodemographic and family characteristics, Internet use parameters, being a bystander of Online hate speech and being a victim or perpetrator of online hate speech.
For this analysis, data were taken by SELMA quantitative survey, which was conducted through dissemination on online platforms and social media. Study sample was 634 adolescents, between 13 and 18 years of age, especially from Greece, Denmark, Germany, UK and Wales, who answered the questions concerning being an online bystander (62.2%), a victim (18.3%) or/ and a perpetrator (9.2%) of online hate speech.
After adjustment, the most important findings were the significant associations between being a bystander and a victim (OR= 4.58 (2.48-8.47) and also between being a perpetrator and a victim (OR= 7.76 (3.83- 15.71). In addition, being a victim of online hate speech was significantly associated with reported non-binary sex/intersex, disability/ difficulty, dissatisfaction with family life, poor family support and communication, twitter use and with the fact of being online almost all the time.
Findings were in agreement with other studies. Basic limitations of the study were the sample method and the method of cross- sectional study, which cannot imply causation.
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Health Sciences
Online victim, Online perpetration, Online bystander, Non-binary sex, Twitter, Family support, Disability, Time online
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