Disseminated to juveniles

Dissemination of information and ideas to juveniles and persons under the age of 18.

The Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), has published a survey on disseminated to juvenile dissemination.

It finds that of the more than 10,000 responses from juveniles, about 14 percent reported that they had received information about spreading information to juveniles from other sources, such as newsgroups, the Internet, or social media.

Of the juveniles surveyed, about 1 in 10 reported that a newspaper had published their article in their local paper.

This survey also provides some insights into how juveniles think about dissemination.

About 6 percent of juveniles believe that their parents are responsible for disseminating their article.

A significant number of juveniles also think that their peers will do it.

About 2 percent of those juveniles believe their peers might do it, and about 3 percent think their parents might.

About 1 in 3 juveniles also believe that they have been sent a copy of the article and that they can’t get rid of it.

More juveniles are also aware that other juveniles have used their story to spread their ideas.

About 3 in 10 juveniles think they have shared the article with others.

More than half of those juvenile respondents (56 percent) believe that a parent is responsible for spreading their article, while about one-quarter think they are responsible.

Some juveniles say they have read the article online, some through friends, and others through a newspaper or a social networking site.

About 4 in 10 adolescents say they think they would have been more likely to share the article if they had seen the article first.

About one-third of the juveniles (31 percent) say they would not have shared their article if their parents had been involved.

A substantial number of those who reported having shared the content of their article say that they would share it again if they did not have parents involved.

More teenagers also believe the parents who spread the article to others should be held accountable.

About 5 in 10 teens (59 percent) think that parents should be prosecuted for disseminated content to juveniles.

More teens also think it is important that the content be removed.

The vast majority of juveniles (70 percent) support removing the article from their school newspaper or social networking sites.

Most of the teens who say that their article was disseminated were younger than 18 years old.

The majority of adolescents (69 percent) did not know how to properly distribute their article and were unable to share their article with friends.

Only a small minority (5 percent) said that their teacher would have had to remove the article.

Nearly one-half (46 percent) of juveniles who said that they were responsible for distributing the article believe that it would be better if they were sent a print copy.

One-third (34 percent) and one-fifth (23 percent) felt that their school would have made a better choice.

Most teens think that the school would be less likely to have a negative response if they posted the article in the newspaper.

About half (52 percent) reported that their newspaper would have a positive response.

Of those teenagers who say they did post the article, about two-thirds (66 percent) were not sure whether they would be willing to take a second look at their newspaper.

The findings on dissemination from the survey are available in the pdf below.

The survey was conducted from January 12, 2018 through April 18, 2018, and included more than 15,000 juveniles from the District of Columbia, the District and Puerto Rico.