The Internet is playing an increasingly important role in the new information ecosystem, both as a repository of information and in terms of its actual usage. In combination with structural shifts in how information, knowledge, and entertainment are created, distributed, accessed, and re-used, data points suggest that we are at an important point in time to better understand and study how children and young people think about news, what their news habits and preferred news sources are, how they create, share, and otherwise interact with news, and discover what emerging news genres are – such as memes. Utilizing qualitative methodology, this study seeks to fill the existing gap in understanding by examining children and young people’s interactions with online news. The study will focus on the perceptions and behaviors by particularly vulnerable youth around the world. These often marginalized communities include, but are not limited to, youth in rural areas, LGBTQ youth, ethnic and racial minorities, youth with disabilities, and girls and young women.
What do we know about youth and #AI? @SandraCortesi is sharing their imaginaries, from research of the youth and media team at @BKCHarvard, & concerns that youth don't have a say in AI development, yet are affected by deployment in schools. Concerned about wellbeing & privacy.
How does an innovation ecosystem look like? how can we map it? some insights from our workshop with Norwegian social innovators at the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society @BI_NCIS link.medium.com/EHt0RZjoCS
Internet and Society Fellowship en Berlin: hiig.de/fellowships/
From baby photos in the cloud to students' electronic health records, parents, educators, and other adults are developing digital dossiers for children. Leah Plunkett's forthcoming book explores the impact of "sharenthood”— adults' excessive digital sharing of children's data. twitter.com/LeahAPlunkett/…
The BKC community is leading, hosting, & participating in 35+ talks, workshops, and panels @rightscon 2019. Check out some of the topics, from combating misinformation to understanding the digital language divide, to catalyzing sustainable development cyber.harvard.edu/story/2019-…