Spy Kids Too: Encounters with surveillance through games and play

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Rooney, Tonya. (2017). Spy Kids Too: Encounters with surveillance through games and play. In In E. Taylor and T. Rooney (Ed.). Surveillance futures: Social and ethical implications of new technologies for children and young people pp. 149 - 161 Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315611402
AuthorsRooney, Tonya
EditorsE. Taylor and T. Rooney
Abstract

As modes of surveillance become more digitised, it will be difficult for children to escape or resist the network of data-capture that pervades the spaces they inhabit. They will also have to make decisions about the opportunities they are presented with to ‘look into’ the lives of others. In this context, it is important to explore how children come to understand the practice of surveillance and what it means to be both the watched and the watcher. How might children respond to the social, privacy and ethical implications of these new spaces and relations? Focusing on childhood play, this chapter takes up these issues by looking at the ways that particular games open up spaces where children can grapple with issues such as power, exposure, secrecy and deception.

Page range149 - 161
Year2017
Book titleSurveillance futures: Social and ethical implications of new technologies for children and young people
PublisherRoutledge
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
ISBN9781472455635
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315611402
Research GroupSchool of Education
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