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Cover for Leave Me Alone: Protecting Children’s Privacy in the Digital Age
dc.contributor.advisorBarba, Evanen
dc.creatoren
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-13T14:00:44Zen
dc.date.available2017-06-13T14:00:44Zen
dc.date.created2017en
dc.date.issueden
dc.date.submitted01/01/2017en
dc.identifier.otherAPT-BAG: georgetown.edu.10822_1043835.tar;APT-ETAG: bb51f078247ba3357cdaaae2635398f7; APT-DATE: 2017-10-31_09:43:18en-US
dc.identifier.urien
dc.descriptionM.A.en
dc.description.abstractAlthough considerable research exists on the social norms and habits of teenagers in online spaces, information about parental knowledge regarding data privacy protection is limited. While the privacy challenges of social media platforms or commercial advertisers are clear to many parents, the growing popularity of non-traditional connected devices, often referred to as the “Internet of Things,” presents additional challenges in the form of toys and household objects that now collect data from their children. Through a series of semi-structured interviews with parents of children ages 5-17, this thesis examines how parents understand data privacy, as well as how their understanding subsequently influences the behavior expectations and device usage policies they set for their children. Topics discussed with parents include their familiarity with: state and federal privacy legislation aimed at minors, such as COPPA or FERPA; data-tracking technology like cookies; data privacy protection functions available on mobile devices; privacy tools such as ad-blocking extensions; and high-order privacy threats like hacking or doxxing.en
dc.formatPDFen
dc.format.extent77 leavesen
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherGeorgetown Universityen
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciencesen
dc.sourceCommunication, Culture & Technologyen
dc.subjectdata collectionen
dc.subjectonlineen
dc.subjectparentingen
dc.subjectprivacyen
dc.subjectteensen
dc.subject.lcshCommunicationen
dc.subject.lcshOral communicationen
dc.subject.otherCommunicationen
dc.titleLeave Me Alone: Protecting Children’s Privacy in the Digital Ageen
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