Evolution of conduct onlineat risk: SELFIE, sexting,NEKNOMINATION, RULETA, KNOCKOUT GAME

The evolution of risky online behaviour .  (Pisano, 2014)

From 2008 to 2014, the category of navigation online risk has been greatly expanded to incorporate serious conduct self and non-self harmful, and sometimes criminal, that seem to affect mostly teenagers.


  • self-production of material sensual, sexy or child pornography aimed exhibition (selfie [1] and / or commercialization of body parts for profit or loss;
  • submission and publication of images and / or sexually explicit messages (sexting) [2];
  • the need to film and then post them on Facebook or Youtube or criminal risk behaviors: neknomination [3], striptease-nomination [4], sexual roulette [5], knockout game [6], beatings of classmates.


The term selfie, derived from the English language, it can be loosely translated from slang like portrait photography, typically performed with a PDA, digital camera or mobile phone (source: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selfie).


[2] The term sexting, portmanteau of the words sex (gender) and texting (sending SMS) is a neologism used to refer to the sending of sexually explicit messages and / or images related to sex, mainly via cell phone, but also through other information equipment (source: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexting).


Neknominate, also known as neck-nomination, is a drinking game online. In the original version the game is filmed while drinking a pint of an alcoholic drink (usually beer) all in one go and publish your movie on the web. The author of the film must also appoint two other friends, who will have 24 hours to take up the challenge and run to turn the drink. Following its viral spread to the rules of the game have changed and the “appointed” are called to make the drink in the most extreme ways, such as drinking mix of spirits or performing hazardous activities immediately after the drink (source: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neknominate).


Striptease-nomination: see note n ° 2. In this case, the game is getting filmed while committing any striptease in a public place such as a supermarket or a fashion shop.


In   Colombia   is gaining ground among teens a dangerous fashion of concern among parents of boys in the South American country. The name of the ‘game’ is   Roulette   or   Carousel   and in practice it is pure and simple sex group: adolescents find themselves among themselves, drinking and dancing. So far, nothing unusual. At some point, however, the girls form a circle with their backs facing outward: the objective of the boys is to make multiple penetrations as possible before you reach the pinnacle of pleasure. Who ejaculates will be deleted. All this is done without the use of any protection, given that the majority of adolescents believe that with a fast penetration is not possible to contract venereal disease nor get a girl pregnant. Conviction absolutely without foundation (source:http://www.chedonna.it/che-amante/2013/05/27/ruleta-sexual-in-colombia-il-pericolosissimo-gioco-spopola-tra-gli-adolescenti).


The Knockout Game, imported from the United States, also arrived in Italy: the kids attack the passers-by on the street. The goal is to lay them out with a punch: for no reason, just to prove to my friends that they are sufficiently “courageous.” (Source: http://notizie.virgilio.it/cronaca/allarme-knockout-game-take-punched-through-Fashion-video.html).

The “knockout game” is one of many names Given by American news media to assaults in Which, purportedly, one or blackberries assailants attempt to knock out an unsuspecting victim, Often with a single sucker punch, all for the amusement of the attackers and their accomplices.
Other names Given to assaults of this type include “knockout,” “knockout king”, “point ‘em out, knock’ em out,” “bomb”, and “polar-bearing” or “polar-bear hunting” (allegedly called longer available When the victim is white).

Serious injuries and even deaths Have Been Attributed to the “knockout game”. Some news sources report there That Has Been an escalation of attacks longer available in late 2013 and in some cases the attack Has Been charged as a hate crime, while some politicians Have Been seeking new legislation Specifically targeted against it (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knockout_game).