Toward a Practice-Based Approach to Privacy Literacy

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Children play, communicate, create, learn, and socialize with networked digital technologies. These activities generate data about what children do, where they go, and with whom they interact, raising questions about children’s privacy. To help children understand and navigate such questions, information scholars and professionals advocate for privacy literacy efforts. Prior work builds on Nissenbaum’s contextual integrity framework to define what privacy literacy is. In this paper, I link this prior work with theories of practice-based learning to begin explaining how educational efforts can help strengthen children’s privacy literacy. Drawing on an example of a challenging incident described by an 11-year-old boy, I propose a practice-based approach to privacy literacy. I contend that educational efforts grounded in this approach will not only help children develop the skills they need to navigate privacy concerns, but also help them internalize the value of privacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInformation for a Better World
Subtitle of host publicationShaping the Global Future - 17th International Conference, iConference 2022, Proceedings
EditorsMalte Smits
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030969561
StatePublished - 2022
Event17th International Conference on Information for a Better World: Shaping the Global Future, iConference 2022 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Feb 28 2022Mar 4 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13192 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference17th International Conference on Information for a Better World: Shaping the Global Future, iConference 2022
CityVirtual, Online

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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