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Online Hate and Harmful Content : Cross-national Perspectives (Hardcover) (Teo Keipi & Matti Nu00e4si &
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Over the past couple of decades, different types of hate material have become an increasing concern as the easy and often anonymous access to excessive amount online content has opened the internet up to both use and abuse. Indeed, by providing inexpensive and instantaneous access without necessary ties to geography or a system user identification, the internet has permitted hate groups and individuals espousing hate to transmit their ideas to a worldwide audience.
The key focus in Online Hate and Harmful Content is to examine the role of potentially harmful online content, particularly among young people. This focus is explored through two objectives: firstly, to examine the commonality of online hate through cross-national survey statistics whilst also discussing the different implications of online hate for young people in terms of, for instance, their subjective wellbeing, trust, self-image or social relationships. Secondly, the book will examine different theoretical frameworks for understanding online behavior and online victimization. This is done by relying on existing empirical work conducted in the fields of sociology, social psychology, and criminology.
An important and timely volume in this ever developing digital age, this book is suitable for graduates and undergraduates interested in the fields of in internet/new media studies, social psychology, and criminology; as well as practitioners and policy makers working in the areas of internet regulation, crime prevention, child protection and social work/youth work.