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Challenges to building youth's online safety knowledge from a family perspective: Results from a youth/parent dyad study

Published

Author(s)

Olivia Williams, Yee-Yin Choong, Kerrianne Buchanan

Abstract

This paper overviews a dyadic study of youth knowledge and understandings of online privacy and risk, and then highlights challenges that the study reveals about youth online risk taking and privacy protective measures from a family perspective. A full overview of the qualitative, dyadic study of 40 youth/parent dyads is provided, with an emphasis on findings surrounding youth understandings, parent perceptions of youth understandings, and parents' attempts to influence youth understandings. From these findings, we highlight two challenges to youth online risk taking and online privacy knowledge development: a disconnect between youth knowledge and their parents' understanding of that knowledge; and confusion about when, how, and what youth should be taught about online privacy and risk.
Proceedings Title
Workshop on Kids' Online Privacy and Safety (KOPS 2022)
Conference Dates
August 7-9, 2022
Conference Location
Boston, MA, US
Conference Title
Eighteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security

Keywords

Youth, Parents, Online Privacy, Online Security, Usable Security, Dyads

Citation

Williams, O. , Choong, Y. and Buchanan, K. (2022), Challenges to building youth's online safety knowledge from a family perspective: Results from a youth/parent dyad study, Workshop on Kids' Online Privacy and Safety (KOPS 2022), Boston, MA, US, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=935048 (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created August 7, 2022, Updated November 29, 2022