University of Maryland


Below is a list academic publications and PDFs of articles related to this project.

  • Kumar, P.C., Subramaniam, M., Vitak, J., Clegg, T.L., & Chetty, M. (2020). Strengthening children’s privacy literacy through contextual integrity. Media and Communication, 8(4), 175-184. doi: 10.17645/mac.v8i4.3236 [open access]
  • Kumar, P., Vitak, J., Clegg, T., & Chetty, M. (2019). The platformization of the classroom: Teachers as surveillant consumers. Surveillance & Society, 17(1/2), 145-152. [open access]
  • Kumar, P., Chetty, M., Clegg, T., & Vitak, J. (2019). Privacy and security considerations for digital technology use in elementary schools. Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) (Paper No. 307). New York: ACM. | pdf | Summary Blog Post
  • Kumar, P., Vitak, J., Chetty, M., Clegg, T.L., Yang, J., McNally, B., & Bonsignore (2018). Co-designing online privacy-related games and stories with children. Proceedings of 2018 ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference (pp. 67-79). New York: ACMdoi:10.1145/3202185.3202735 | pdf | Summary blog post
  • Kumar, P., Naik, S.M., Devkar, U.R., Chetty, M., Clegg, T.L., & Vitak, J. (2017), ‘No telling passcodes out because they’re private’: Understanding children’s mental models of online privacy and security. Proceedings of the ACM: HCI: CSCW, 1(1), Article 64. doi:10.1145/3134699 | pdf | Summary blog post | Princeton CITP post | Slate article | Terp article | CSCW blog post
  • Project Updates

    Sept 2021: SPE4K welcomes two new PhD students to the project: Elana Blinder at UMD and Kelly Wagman at UChicago.

    May 2021: Congrats to Priya Kumar, who graduated from UMD with her PhD! Priya is joining Penn State as an Assistant Professor this fall.

    March 2021: Jessica gave a virtual talk at CMU’s Cylab on the overarching goals and outcomes from this project so far. See her slides here.

    Feb 2021: Watch Priya share her thoughts on “Internet Safety and the Family” during a Facebook Live event held by the MY Project USA.

    Dec 2020: Marshini shared our research with attendees at a Chicago Hack Night event.

    Nov 2020: Check out our latest publication on enhancing privacy literacy for children, published (open access) in Media & Communication.

    Jan 2020: We were awarded a NSF SaTC EDU grant to continue our research.

  • NSF Disclosure

    This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1951688.

    Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.