Children’s moral sensitivities about online self-disclosure

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Abstract

Children's online social activities have raised questions about the ways in which they are redefining privacy, as well as the moral boundaries they encounter in managing personal information online. The purpose of this research was to identify children's moral sensitivities about disclosing personal information. Data come from an interview-based pilot study amongst 25 children, aged 9 to 11, conducted in the context of a doctoral research project about the moral attitudes of preadolescents about online privacy. This study advances insights in children's social and moral understandings of self-disclosure and personal information management on the Internet. Implications for future research and the value of both "physical" and online ethnographical observations of the processes through which children's online privacy norms develop are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2014
Event64nd annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Communication and the "Good Life" - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 22 May 201426 May 2014

Conference

Conference64nd annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Communication and the "Good Life"
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period22/05/1426/05/14

Keywords

  • children
  • moral sensitivity
  • Internet

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