Towards Resilience and Autonomy-Based Approaches for Adolescents Online Safety

9 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2023 Last revised: 19 Dec 2023

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Jinkyung Park

Vanderbilt University - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Mamtaj Akter

Computer Science, University of Central Florida

Naima Samreen Ali

Vanderbilt University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Students

Zainab Agha

Vanderbilt University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Students

Ashwaq Alsoubai

University of Central Florida

Pamela Wisniewski

University of Central Florida; Vanderbilt University, School of Engineering

Date Written: May 20, 2023

Abstract

In this position paper, we discuss the paradigm shift that has emerged in the literature, suggesting to move away from restrictive and authoritarian parental mediation approaches to move toward resilient-based and privacy-preserving solutions to promote adolescents' online safety. We highlight the limitations of restrictive mediation strategies, which often induce a trade-off between teens' privacy and online safety, and call for more teen-centric frameworks that can empower teens to self-regulate while using the technology in meaningful ways. We also present an overview of empirical studies that conceptualized and examined resilience-based approaches to promoting the digital well-being of teens in a way to empower teens to be more resilient.

Keywords: Youth online safety; Resilience; Privacy; Youth advisory board; Participatory design; Online risk detection

Suggested Citation

Park, Jinkyung and Akter, Mamtaj and Ali, Naima Samreen and Agha, Zainab and Alsoubai, Ashwaq and Wisniewski, Pamela, Towards Resilience and Autonomy-Based Approaches for Adolescents Online Safety (May 20, 2023). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4608406 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4608406

Jinkyung Park (Contact Author)

Vanderbilt University - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ( email )

Nashville, TN
United States

Mamtaj Akter

Computer Science, University of Central Florida ( email )

4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816-1400
United States
5419129567 (Phone)

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Naima Samreen Ali

Vanderbilt University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Students ( email )

Nashville, TN
United States

Zainab Agha

Vanderbilt University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Students ( email )

Nashville, TN
United States

Ashwaq Alsoubai

University of Central Florida ( email )

4328 Scorpius Street
Orlando, FL 32816-2362
United States

Pamela Wisniewski

University of Central Florida ( email )

4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816-1400
United States

Vanderbilt University, School of Engineering ( email )

Nashville, TN
United States

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