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Thinking about children's privacy in a digital era

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Watch Dr Keen on the 
TVNZ1 Breakfast show
talking about student privacy risks in relation to EdTech in schools

Film Reel

Why do we need to think about children's data privacy? Sociodigital Research has produced a short 4 minute animated video explaining how we need to think differently about personal information in the digital environment. Watch it here.

Protecting children's personal information

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Children's rights to data privacy has yet to be consciously included in our approach to managing online risks. This project wanted to explore how families in New Zealand understand privacy. We conducted in-depth interviews with parents and teenagers to explore how they conceptualise and manage privacy today. We were particularly interested in exploring how they think about personal information in the digital environment, and specifically commercial use of their personal information. The upshot is - we need to raise awareness not only among children and teenagers, but among parents about what personal data is in the digital context and how commercial data practices can generate harms.