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Parenting the "Always Connected" Generation – Research Findings from NIST Youth Security & Privacy Research

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Author(s)

Yee-Yin Choong

Abstract

Kids are engaged in technology and online activities at younger ages than ever before. They are the "digital natives" – an always online and connected generation. Much cyber security research has focused on adults' perceptions and practices. But, what about kids? Our team has been conducting studies to investigate school-aged children's perceptions of cybersecurity and privacy and their online behaviors and experiences, as well as possible social influencers (e.g., parents) affecting those perceptions and behaviors. In this presentation, I'll share research findings from few studies on children's and parents' perceptions, knowledge, and behaviors of online security & privacy. I'll also discuss key takeaways and implications.

Citation

Choong, Y. (2022), Parenting the "Always Connected" Generation – Research Findings from NIST Youth Security & Privacy Research, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=935749 (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created October 25, 2022, Updated November 29, 2022