A Case for Partnering with Social Media Platforms to Protect Adolescents Online

ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2021)/Social Media as a Design and Research Site in HCI: Mapping Out Opportunities and Envisioning Future Uses Workshop

4 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2021 Last revised: 23 Oct 2023

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Xavier Caddle

University of Central Florida

Ashwaq Alsoubai

University of Central Florida

Afsaneh Razi

Drexel University

Seunghyun Kim

Georgia Institute of Technology

Shiza Ali

Boston University

Gianluca Stringhini

Boston University

Munmun De Choudhury

Georgia Institute of Technology

Pamela Wisniewski

University of Central Florida; Vanderbilt University, School of Engineering

Date Written: May 15, 2021

Abstract

Social Media platforms collect data about their users, including basic demographic information (name, age, gender) as well as their interactions with other users. This rich multi-modal data could potentially be leveraged to identify trends that can be used to support the safety and well-being of adolescents. However, researchers who try to access such data are faced with a number of challenges getting access to such social media data. In this paper we present some the challenges we faced when creating a data set for our NSF funded project to improve adolescents’ online safety by developing human-centered algorithms for online risk detection, which led us to our position: Social media platforms should work alongside researchers to promote ethical and responsible research that benefits youth and works to prevent the risks they encounter online. Our goal in attending this workshop is to co-create best practices for facilitating ways for academics to work with social media companies to reduce the barriers posed when using social media as a research
site.

Keywords: HCI, Social Media, Privacy, Online risk detection, Adolescent Online Safety

Suggested Citation

Caddle, Xavier and Alsoubai, Ashwaq and Razi, Afsaneh and Kim, Seunghyun and Ali, Shiza and Stringhini, Gianluca and Choudhury, Munmun De and Wisniewski, Pamela, A Case for Partnering with Social Media Platforms to Protect Adolescents Online (May 15, 2021). ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2021)/Social Media as a Design and Research Site in HCI: Mapping Out Opportunities and Envisioning Future Uses Workshop, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3851331

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Afsaneh Razi

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Seunghyun Kim

Georgia Institute of Technology ( email )

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Shiza Ali

Boston University ( email )

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Gianluca Stringhini

Boston University ( email )

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Munmun De Choudhury

Georgia Institute of Technology

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Pamela Wisniewski

University of Central Florida ( email )

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Vanderbilt University, School of Engineering ( email )

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