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Digital media and interactive technologies play an increasingly significant role in the lives of many children and young adults. As creators and researchers in technology, this requires us to proceed with care and responsibility around the ethical implications of our research designs, methods and practices, and resulting technologies. While we cannot control nor predict research-uptake or technology commercialisation, we have a moral responsibility to be aware of and reflect on possible implications of the research we conduct, technologies we envision and the impacts we may facilitate in children's lives. As a community we see the need for ongoing dialogue around ethics and child-computer interaction (CCI) in order to ensure that children and young adults have access to technologies that are safe, secure, and have positive impacts on their development, learning and other quality of life factors [1,2].
This special issue calls for contributions from researchers and practitioners in the extended field of CCI who critically reflect on the ethical and moral dimensions of their work. This may include fundamental questions and reflections on which research topics we should be pursuing, which technological futures we should be developing and/or how we face and mediate ethical issues and dilemmas when doing digital media and interactive research with and for children and young adults.
Two different kinds of contributions can be submitted to this special issue:
Please indicate the type of your contribution in the abstract submission as well as during the full paper submission (in the comment to the editor field).
For this special issue we invite contributions including, but not limited to, the following:
We invite initial submission of 300 word abstracts outlining the proposed article or brief, including the basic argument and scope of the article. Abstracts should be submitted to the guest editors via email ([email protected]).
Following abstract acceptance, full papers should be submitted for review via the Journal website (https://www.evise.com/profile/#/IJCCI/login). Please select “VSI: Ethics in CCI” as the Article Type during the submission process and add the article type (Case Study or Long Paper) in the comment to the editor field.