Internet usage continues to increase among children ages 12 and younger. Because their digital interactions can be persistently stored, there is a need for building an understanding and foundational knowledge of privacy. We describe initial investigations into children’s understanding of privacy from a Contextual Integrity (CI) perspective by conducting semi-structured interviews. We share results – that echo what others have shown – that indicate children have limited knowledge and understanding of CI principles. We also share an initial exploration of utilizing participatory design theater as a possible educational mechanism to help children develop a stronger understanding of important privacy principles.
This document was originally published in IDC '19: Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children by Association for Computing Machinery. Copyright restrictions may apply. doi: 10.1145/3311927.3325324
Black, Stacy; Joshaghani, Rezvan; Ratakonda, Dhanush Kumar; Mehrpouyan, Hoda; and Fails, Jerry Alan. (2019). ""Anon What What?": Children's Understanding of the Language of Privacy". IDC '19: Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 439-445. https://doi.org/10.1145/3311927.3325324