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Twisted Toys exposes how children’s data are exploited and their rights systematically violated online

Mascheroni, Giovanna and Siibak, Andra (2021) Twisted Toys exposes how children’s data are exploited and their rights systematically violated online. Parenting for a Digital Future (21 Jul 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

“Welcome to the World of Twisted ToysTM, a wonderland of excitement, experiences and exploitation. We pride ourselves on making toys that are addictive, risky and put you completely under our control”. The claim that welcomes users on the website is intentionally creepy: Twisted Toys is not the latest collection of digital gadgets for kids. Rather, it is a campaign launched by the 5Rights Foundation to expose the surveillance, exploitation and risks of the digital world for children. For www.parenting.digital, Giovanna Mascheroni and Andra Siibak discuss how poor design, aggressive marketing strategies, and greedy datafication compromise children’s online experiences, agency and rights.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/parenting4digitalfuture/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2021 13:54
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 23:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111734

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