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Purpose of social networking use and victimisation: Are there any differences between university students and those not in HE?

Benson, V., Saridakis, G., Tennakoon, H. (2015) Purpose of social networking use and victimisation: Are there any differences between university students and those not in HE? Computers in Human Behavior, 51 . pp. 867-872. ISSN 0747-5632. (doi:10.1016/j.chb.2014.11.034) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Current literature widely reports successful uses of social media as a source of information, collaborative and learning tool for students in higher education. Although universities increasingly promote the use of Social Network Services (SNS) little is known about how students use them. Also the adverse effects of social media activity, such as cybercrime victimisation in HE, are under explored. Concerns over informal leisure use of SNS by students leading to cyber victimisation may help explain slow adoption of social media in education. This paper shows, however, that students use SNS in a similar way to those users who are not in education, with more that 60 using SNS for both socialising and gathering information. We find that students are less likely to be victims of cybercrime than non-students suggesting that SNS activity is less risky within the university lifespan. The implications of this study are significant for policy and practice for universities and educational authorities.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.chb.2014.11.034
Uncontrolled keywords: Computer crime; Crime; Social sciences computing; Students, Adverse effect; Cybercrime; Higher education; Online behaviours; Social network service (SNS); Technology usages; University students; Victimisation, Social networking (online)
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: George Saridakis
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 12:17 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/65945 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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