Second Youth Internet Safety Survey (YISS-2)


Ybarra, M. & Mitchell, K. (2007). Prevalence & frequency of Internet harassment instigation: Implications for adolescent health. Journal of Adolescent Health, 41(2): 189-195. (CV157)

Mitchell, K. J., Finkelhor, D., & Wolak, J. (2007). Online requests for sexual pictures from youth: Risk factors and incident characteristics. Journal of Adolescent Health, 41, 196-203. (CV155)

Wolak, J., Mitchell, K. J., & Finkelhor, D. (2007). Unwanted and wanted exposure to online pornography in a national sample of youth Internet users. Pediatrics., 119(2), 247-257. (CV153)

Ybarra, M., Mitchell, K., Finkelhor, D., & Wolak, J. (2007). Internet prevention messages: Targeting the right online behaviors. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 161: 138-145. (CV77)

Mitchell, K., Wolak, J., & Finkelhor, D. (2007). Trends in youth reports of unwanted sexual solicitations, harassment and unwanted exposure to pornography on the Internet. Journal of Adolescent Health,40: 116-126. (CV135)

Wolak, J., Mitchell, K., & Finkelhor, D. (2006). Online victimization of youth: Five years later. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Bulletin - #07-06-025. Alexandria, VA. (CV138)

Ybarra, M. L., Mitchell, K. J., Wolak, J., & Finkelhor, D. (2006). Examining characteristics and associated distress related to Internet harassment: Findings from the Second Youth Internet Safety Survey. Pediatrics, 118(4), 1169-1177. (CV141)

Ybarra, M., Mitchell, K., & Wolak, J. (2008). How Risky Social Networking Sites: A Comparison of Places Online Where Youth Sexual Solicitation and Harrassment Occurs. Pediatrics. 121: e350-e357. (CV167)

Wells, M., Mitchell, K., & Wolak, J. (2008). How do High Risk Youth Use the Internet? Characterisitcs & Implications for Prevention. Child Maltreatment, online first ( (CV178)

Wolak, J., Fionkelhor, D., & Mitchell, K. (in press). Is Talking Online to Unknown People Always Risky? Distinguishing Online Interaction Types in a National Sample of Youth Internet Users. CyberPsychology & Behavior. (CV168)

For hard copies of the report Online Victimization of Youth: Five Years Later and information about online safety for families, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678, or online at