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Internet Practices and Differences in Youths' Acceptability of Online Verbal Violence

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The purpose of the current study was to examine the perception of verbal violence by youths in online exchanges. Undergraduate students gave their opinions on a number of violent and nonviolent messages in a forum. It was observed that verbal violence arouses an ambivalent attitude, i.e., it is considered both unacceptable and humorous. The results showed that the acceptability of verbal violence is related to the topic of discussion and to youths' Internet practices. Verbal violence is more often rejected when the topic of discussion is less serious. A high acceptability of verbal violence is associated with a high level of time spent on the Internet and a high use of humor in a youth's own messages. The results contribute to identifying the communication norms for youth in online environments.
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hal-02311063 , version 1 (10-10-2019)

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Nadia Gauducheau. Internet Practices and Differences in Youths' Acceptability of Online Verbal Violence. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, 2019, 9 (2), pp.19-33. ⟨10.4018/IJCBPL.2019040102⟩. ⟨hal-02311063⟩
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