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Panel-03: CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND PARENTS NAVIGATING DIGITAL PARTICIPATION: THE IMPLICATIONS FOR TRUST AND AUTHENTICITY
9:00am - 10:30am
Session Chair: Donell Joy Holloway
Location:P505 (cap. 42)
CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND PARENTS NAVIGATING DIGITAL PARTICIPATION: THE IMPLICATIONS FOR TRUST AND AUTHENTICITY
Michael Luigi Dezuanni1, Rebekah Willett2, Stuart Poyntz3, Jane Mavoa4
1Queensland University of Technology; 2University of Wisconsin–Madison; 3Simon Fraser University; 4The University of Melbourne
This panel considers how children, young people and adults navigate questions of trust and authenticity in digital contexts, across the production and consumption of digital media. It aims to open up a range of questions, and provoke discussion that complicates and pushes past some of the issues and topics that tend to dominate public discourse about young people and digital media, such as screen time and media effects. It will ask how children’s and young people’s play is reshaped on digital platforms like Minceraft as they experiment with new opportunities for being creative and destructive, and how this relates to parents’ anxieties about digital media. It will provide insights into how parents access and navigate advice to make decisions about their children’s online participation. The phenomenon of family YouTube businesses that aim to produce trusted and ‘authentic’ ‘family friendly’ content will be explored, raising questions about exploitation and harm. Finally, how communities aim to provide young people with networked opportunities for social and civic participation in digital contexts will be examined through the analysis of organisational online archives. Tying these topics together is an over-arching set of concerns about what it means to be able to trust media, and how this relates to children’s and young people’s experience of authentic and meaningful participation in digital contexts.