Cyber-victimization prevention of minors in Alicante province

Samuel Rodríguez Ferrández from Universidad de Murcia, Elena Beatriz Fernández Castejón from Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche and Rebeca Bautista Ortuño from Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche

Abstract:


The aim of this research is to assess the effectiveness of a prevention program addressed to reduce the children's rates cybervictimization reported in 2014 (in the province of Alicante), from a previous study named “CiberApp”. The intervention program included 66 briefings of 50 minutes (59 sessions with minors and 7 with their parents and educators) on a sample of 1,575 children under ESO. A questionnaire designed ad hoc to measure the actual frequency of risky behavior on the Internet (pretest) and the intentions of doing these behaviors in the future (post-test) was applied. The intervention has been effective in reducing minors’ intentions to make each of the evaluated risk behaviors and promoting their self-protection in front of cybervictimization.

Keywords:


Cybervictimization, Routine Activity Theory in Cyberspace, Suitable target, Capable guardian, Minors .

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Revista Española de Investigación Criminológica (REIC)
ISSN: 1696-9219
Criterios LATINDEX: 33 de 36
Índice de impacto: 0.153
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