University of Maryland


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

  • Blinder, E., Torok, Z., Fessehazion, S., Clegg, T., Vitak, J., & Chetty, M. (accepted). Discussing privacy and security tradeoffs with children using hypothetical ‘Would You Rather’ scenarios. Proceedings of the ACM: HCI, 8, CSCW1. [pdf will be posted once paper is finalized]
  • Wagman, K.B., Blinder, E.B., Song, K., Vignon, A., Dworkin, S., Clegg, T., Vitak, J., & Chetty, M. (2023). “We picked community over privacy”: Privacy and security concerns emerging from remote learning sociotechnical infrastructure during COVID-19. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 7, CSCW2, Article 245. | pdf | Medium Post
  • Kumar, P. C., O’Connell, F., Li, L., Byrne, V., Chetty, M., Clegg, T., & Vitak, J. (2023). Understanding research on designing for children’s privacy and security: A document analysis. Proceedings of the 2023 ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference. New York: ACM. | pdf
  • Bansal, S., et al. (2022). Investigating Android Apps that Educate Children about Online Privacy and Security. Medium Post | pdf
  • Blinder, E., Vitak, J., Chetty, M., Clegg, T., & Song, K. (2021). Challenges and Opportunities Using Technology in the Classroom: Results From Focus Groups With Elementary School Teachers. White Paper. | pdf
  • 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. [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: ACM. | 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. | pdf | Summary blog post | Princeton CITP post | Slate article | Terp article | CSCW blog post

Project Updates

Jan 2024: And that's a wrap! The NSF grant officially ends at the end of the month. We'll be finalizing and uploading curriculum/lesson plans/educational resources over the next several months.

Dec 2023: Our paper describing how we developed a "Would You Rather" activity for the classroom (led by Elana Blinder) has been accepted to CSCW 2024. PDF is forthcoming.

Oct 2023: Kelly Wagman presented our paper on the privacy and security challenges that emerged during emergency remote learning in the US at ACM CSCW. Visit the Publications page to access the paper or read our Medium post about the study here.

June 2023: Priya Kumar presented our systematic review of research on designing privacy and security interventions for children at ACM IDC. Visit the Publications page to read more.