Non-Technical Stream
Non-Technical Stream
Undesirable content as seen by children

Overview

It is necessary to conduct research to analyze what kind of content children and adolescents of different ages consider undesirable and/or dangerous. The results of the study will be used to better understand user scenarios when utilizing programs developed to ensure children’s safety on the Internet.

Objective

It is necessary to conduct a study based on social surveys or analysis of a large selection of accounts on social networking sites to find out how content that is considered undesirable is viewed by children and adolescents of different age groups, specifying one of the following areas:

— What children and teenagers think of  games and movies classified 18+ and what impact this type of content has on their emotional state. Make a list of the most traumatic movies or games classified 18+, a list of films or games that teenagers think have been erroneously included in the 18+ category and a list of films or games that teenagers think should have been included in the 18+ category but were NOT.

— What sites/categories of sites they consider unacceptable for children of their age and/or younger and why. We recommend taking Kaspersky Lab’s Parental Control categories as a basis.

— What categories of websites children and adolescents of different ages consider to have been banned erroneously and why. Make a list of such categories, providing the most popular justifications.

Requirements

  1. Abstract (1-2 paragraphs)
  2. Volume: 30 pages maximum (not including images, appendices)
  3. The researchers should use their own findings (the results of surveys, analysis of social networking site content, etc.)

Supplementary materials

Provided upon request.

Evaluation criteria

All work will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Compliance with the aims and objectives of the research
  • The quality and volume of data obtained during the research
  • The possibility of the data being put to practical use
  • Originality of the research