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Education

Abstract

The wide use of the Internet has potential for students to become victims of Internet predators or other students who engage in inappropriate cyberbullying. Educational programming efforts targeted for students, teachers and parents need instrumentation that provides meaningful and reliable data assessing students' knowledge of Internet risk and their actual Internet behaviors. Construct invariance of the Survey of Knowledge of Internet Risk and Internet Behavior Knowledge scale regarding gender and grade level is examined for N=2621 middle school and N=1594 high school students using multi-group confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch rating scale modeling. Implications for score interpretations are discussed.



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