Dataset Number: 159 Investigator(s): David Finkelhor, Ph.D.; Kimberly J.
Mitchell, Ph.D.; Janis Wolak, J.D. Abstract: The Second Youth Internet Safety Survey
(YISS-2) was conducted in 2005 and designed to update and expand
upon the previous Youth Internet Safety Survey (YISS-1) conducted in
1999/2000. This study involves telephone interviews with a national
sample of 1500 youth Internet users, ages 10 to 17. The interviews
measure changes in the frequency and nature of unwanted online
exposures to sexual solicitations and pornography since YISS-1.
Additionally, YISS-2 goes beyond the findings of YISS-1 by including
more details about the impact on youth of unwanted exposure to
sexual solicitations and pornography and the use and efficacy of
filtering and blocking software. Findings from YISS-2 showed
increased proportions of youth Internet users were encountering
unwanted exposures to sexual material and online harassment, but
decreased proportions were receiving unwanted sexual solicitations.