An Exploratory Analysis on the Risk to be Offended on the Internet

Kirchner, Susanne and Sögner, LeopoldORCID: (October 2016) An Exploratory Analysis on the Risk to be Offended on the Internet. Former Series > Working Paper Series > IHS Economics Series 325, 38 p.

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Questionnaire data is used to identify socio-demographic as well as the risk-awareness characteristics of users offended on the Internet. The data comprises a representative sample of 3,000 individuals, containing information on employment, education, age, the frequency of Internet usage and security measures taken by the users. By means of a cluster analysis, within the sub-sample of offended users, we identify a female group, where employment and education are high, a male cluster with similar characteristics, a group of urban users with low security awareness and a group of young users. Regressions show that the frequency of using the Internet increases, while to communicate only to people known in real life reduces the risk to be offended on the Internet.

Item Type: IHS Series
Keywords: Cyber-Crime, Cluster Analysis, Internet Victimization
Research Units: Former Research Groups (until 2017) > Financial Markets and Econometrics
Former Research Units (until 2020) > Security and Stability
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 14:16
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2024 06:03
ISSN: 1605-7996

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