The Perception of Digital Abuse as Problem measure uses 2 items from the MTV and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Digital Abuse Survey. It asks young people (14-24 years old) how serious of a problem they view digital abuse and if it is something that should be addressed or accepted as inevitable.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
1. Many of the activities described in this survey-harassing people online or via cell phone, impersonating others online to embarrass them, using text messaging to control and excessively keep tabs on them-are sometimes called “digital abuse.” In general, how serious of a problem do you think digital abuse is for people your age?
Not too serious
Not at all serious
2. Which of the following best describes how you feel about digital abuse?
These things called digital abuse are just a part of life, and people shouldn’t get worked up about them
These things called digital abuse are a big problem for society and should be addressed
* Numeric codes for the Response Options above were not provided in the original report.
Tompson, T., Benz, J. & Agiesta, J. (2013). The digital abuse study: Experiences of teens and young adults. https://apnorc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/AP-NORC-Center-and-MTV_Digital-Abuse-Study_FINAL.pdf
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