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SOUPS 2022: Kids’ Online Privacy and Safety

August 7 @ 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

Co-located with SOUPS 2022

The first workshop on Kids’ Online Privacy and Safety (KOPS) is soliciting extended abstracts in privacy and online safety where the focus is on children and teens. Submissions can include work-in-progress papers, draft proposals, exemplars of ethical research practices in data handling or experimental protocols, pilot demonstrations, or analyses of deployed systems. Accepted abstracts will be invited for a 10-minute talk at the workshop. Abstracts will be made available on SSRN for other participants to read and share. Accepted abstracts will also be made available to workshop attendees ahead of the workshop.

We are interested in talks from researchers, industry practitioners, lawyers, and safety advocates to discuss these issues, especially for children and young adults. Topics include: 

  1. Factors associated with online child crime and misinformation campaigns
  2. Challenges in child and youth online safety and strategies and thought experiments for addressing these challenges
  3. Methodology and lessons learnt from designing studies in child online manipulation, including ethical considerations
  4. Risks of online manipulation, personal information disclosure of child and youth information

The urgency of research exploring the exposure of children and teens to on-line harms is matched only by the challenges of researching and mitigating these. There is little research to highlight the overlapping manipulation techniques between domains targeting under-18, and limited understanding of how research on adults applies to children. We encourage researchers to submit work on the overlap in manipulative processes online, impact and consequences of successful manipulation, risk and resilience factors which may combat manipulative processes, and intervention research aimed at promoting youth online safety. Papers on both the technical and human perspective are encouraged. This is a highly interactive workshop for engaging in discussion and in collaborative activities to explore critical challenges and proposed solutions in this area. In addition, the discussions and collaborations during the workshop can help authors to enhance the final version of their papers before these are developed into post-workshop proceedings. 

IMPORTANT DATES

Workshop paper submission deadline: 
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Workshop paper acceptance notification to authors: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Workshop final papers due: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2022