The rising threat of cyberhate for young people around the globe

Sheri Bauman, Vanessa M. Perry, Sebastian Wachs

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This chapter reviews the theoretical frameworks and current empirical findings on cyberhate and its impact on children and adolescents. We draw on the sparse empirical literature on the topic and add insights gleaned from closely related lines of inquiry, such as cyberbullying. We focus on the dilemma posed by our First Amendment protections of freedom of speech and the dangers to our youth posed by exposure to cyberhate. We emphasize the importance of directing attention to this topic by researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to protect our youth from this serious online risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChild and Adolescent Online Risk Exposure
Subtitle of host publicationAn Ecological Perspective
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9780128174999
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Cyberhate
  • Hate groups
  • Internet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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