Datafied Childhood: How Children Perceive Datafication Risks Around Them

Datafication report


It is clear that the world of digital is here to stay. Online technologies are increasingly important for children, providing access to vital education, socialisation, participation, well-being, and entertainment resources. This rapid adoption and increasing reliance on the online world has raised corresponding concerns about the long-term effects of data/ication, in which children’s actions are pervasively recorded, tracked, aggregated, analysed, and exploited by online services in multiple ways that include behavioural engineering, and monetisation.