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Usable Cybersecurity

Youth Security

Much cyber security research has focused on adults' perceptions and practices, leaving gaps in our understanding of youth perceptions and practices. To help fill this gap, our team investigations youth perceptions of cybersecurity and privacy and their online behaviors and experiences.

Current/recent research projects:

  • Youth security and privacy practices - investigating: how children define and understand online risk, security and privacy; their security and privacy behaviors; and influencing social factors. Exploring from three perspectives: youth themselves, parents/guardians, and teachers/educators

Past projects:

  • Youth passwords - exploring how children in grades 3-12 develop passwords and understand online security and privacy

Created November 17, 2016, Updated September 07, 2022