Interaction Design and Children (IDC) as an academic field, and as a community, has a responsibility to engage with the many and diverse ethical challenges that arise from work that concerns the creation of digital technology for and with children – both in terms of research and industry contexts. This panel builds on a short history of similar events at previous conferences and aims to foster and strengthen the debate about ethical conduct and moral responsibilities in IDC. In this year’s panel, we seek to broaden the discussion by collecting ethical concerns, issues or dilemmas from within the community to be discussed at the conference. To this end, we will issue an open call for input that will be publicised via the usual channels. The organisers then will synthesise the responses and facilitate the discussion and debate at the panel.
This is an author-produced, peer-reviewed version of this article. The final, definitive version of this document can be found online at IDC '19: Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, published by the Association for Computing Machinery. Copyright restrictions may apply. doi: 10.1145/3311927.3331886
Frauenberger, Christopher; Landoni, Monica; Fails, Jerry Alan; Read, Janet C.; Antle, Alissa N.; and Gourlet, Pauline. (2019). "Panel: Broadening the Discussion of Ethics in the Interaction Design and Children Community". IDC '19: Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 3-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3311927.3331886