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Data and privacy literacy: the role of the school in educating children in a datafied society

Livingstone, Sonia ORCID: 0000-0002-3248-9862, Stoilova, Mariya ORCID: 0000-0001-9601-7146 and Nandagiri, Rishita ORCID: 0000-0003-4424-769X (2020) Data and privacy literacy: the role of the school in educating children in a datafied society. In: Frau‐Meigs, Divina, Kotilainen, Sirkku, Pathak‐Shelat, Manisha, Hoechsmann, Michael and Poyntz, Stuart R., (eds.) The Handbook of Media Education Research. Global Handbooks in Media and Communication Research. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, New Jersey, 413 - 425. ISBN 9781119166870

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Identification Number: 10.1002/9781119166900.ch38


This chapter draws on the project “Children's data and privacy online: growing up in a digital age”, funded by the UK's data protection authority. It takes a child‐centered approach, prioritizing children's voices, experiences, and rights within a wider framework of evidence‐based policy development. Children's digital literacy plays an important part in how children understand, manage, and safeguard their privacy. The chapter presents a table that provides a summary of the results of the systematic evidence mapping of recent empirical research on children's understanding of their privacy online. It suggests that children give considerable thought to interpersonal privacy, although they may struggle with how to negotiate sharing or withholding personal information in networked contexts that demand they trade privacy for opportunities for participation, self‐expression, and belonging. Improving children's data and privacy literacy is a demanding media education task in its own right.

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Additional Information: © 2021 John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Divisions: Media and Communications
International Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2021 11:57
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2022 19:03

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