Patterns of Internet Use and Risk of Online Victimization for Youth With and Without Disabilities

Academic Article


  • Findings from a nationally representative telephone survey of 1,560 young Internet users revealed youth receiving special education services in schools were more likely to report receiving an online interpersonal victimization in the past year, even after adjusting for other explanatory factors. These findings suggest that special education staff and other professionals should assess students for risk of online victimization.
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • November 2014
  • Has Subject Area

    Published In


  • Internet
  • children with disabilities
  • sexual exploitation
  • special education
  • victimization
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 204
  • End Page

  • 213
  • Volume

  • 48
  • Issue

  • 3