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Gaming privacy : a Canadian case study of a children’s co-created privacy literacy game

Raynes-Goldie, Kate and Matthew Allen 2014, Gaming privacy : a Canadian case study of a children’s co-created privacy literacy game, Surveillance and society, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 414-426.

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Title Gaming privacy : a Canadian case study of a children’s co-created privacy literacy game
Author(s) Raynes-Goldie, Kate
Matthew AllenORCID iD for Matthew Allen orcid.org/0000-0002-8882-8763
Journal name Surveillance and society
Volume number 12
Issue number 3
Start page 414
End page 426
Total pages 13
Publisher Surveillance Studies Network, Queens University
Place of publication Kingston, Ontario
Publication date 2014-09
ISSN 1477-7487
Keyword(s) internet
privacy
surveillance
children
games
Summary This paper reports the process and outcomes of the design of a game that educates children about management of privacy online. Using a participatory action research process, children worked with the researchers to develop and play a game which simulates certain aspects of online privacy management and allows for scaffolded experiential learning in a safe environment. The game allows children to develop autonomous skills and understandings, not only for more effective learning but also because it is only through autonomy that children can develop a sense of self which is necessary for understanding what it means to be private. The paper shows that children have quite sophisticated understandings of privacy, compared with some adult perceptions, and that these understandings include awareness of the risks posed by commercial organisations seeking to gather personal data from them. The paper shows how engaging children as research and design participants can lead to more successful approaches in the development of privacy literacy.
Language eng
Field of Research 200199 Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 950204 The Media
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30065630

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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