Co-designing online privacy-related games and stories with children

Priya Kumar, Jessica Vitak, Marshini Chetty, Tamara L. Clegg, Jonathan Yang, Brenna McNally, Elizabeth Bonsignore

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Abstract

Children ages 8-12 spend nearly six hours per day with digital content, but they receive little formal instruction related to managing privacy online. In this study, we explore how games and storytelling can inform the development of resources to help children learn about privacy online. We present results from three co-design sessions with a university-based intergenerational design team that included eight children ages 8-11. During these sessions, we reviewed existing privacy resources with children and elicited design ideas for new resources. Our findings yield several recommendations for designers. Specifically, online privacy-focused educational resources should: (1) include relatable elements such as familiar characters and easily understandable storylines, (2) go beyond instructing children through "dos and don'ts" and equip children to make privacy-related decisions, and (3) expose children to a range of privacy consequences, highlighting the positive and negative outcomes that can result from disclosing and managing information online.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIDC 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages67-79
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450351522
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 19 2018
Event17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2018 - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: Jun 19 2018Jun 22 2018

Publication series

NameIDC 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children

Other

Other17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2018
Country/TerritoryNorway
CityTrondheim
Period6/19/186/22/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Education
  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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