Exploring parents’ knowledge of dark design and its impact on children’s digital well-being

Claire Bessant, L. Lin Ong, Laurel Aynne Cook, Mariea Grubbs Hoy, Beatriz Pereira, Alexa Fox, Emma Nottingham, Stacey Steinberg, Pingping Gan

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Digital technology is increasingly important to children for their education, entertainment, and social lives. Many children struggle to imagine life without the internet (Revealing Reality, 2022). Yet the digital sphere, designed for adults, poses risks for children (UN Committee, 2021). The specific focus of this international, interdisciplinary, research study are the risks posed by digital technologies which use ‘dark patterns’ or ‘dark design’ to influence children’s behaviors.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
JournalAoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research
Volume2023: AOIR2023
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2023
EventAoIR Conference 2023: 24th annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers - Temple University (TU) and the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 18 Oct 202321 Oct 2023

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