Interactive Ethics Tool for Researching Young Children’s Digital Literacy Practices

We have created a dynamic ethics tool, based on 5 ethics principles that are useful to consider when designing the ethical framework for research about young children’s digital literacy practices. The tool considers each principle (on the left) in relation to different participants and research sites (at the base of screen), with critical questions to act as a prompt for discussion and reflection. The tool is inspired by ESRC  Ethics Principles Chart

You can access the Interactive Ethics Tool here:


Flewitt, R. (in press). Ethics and researching young children’s digital literacy practices. In O. Erstad, R. Flewitt, and B. Kümmerling-Meibauer (Eds.), The
Routledge Handbook of Digital Literacies in Early Childhood
Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Poveda, D. & Flewitt, R. (2018) WG5  Workshop Ethical Issues related to Young Children and Digital Media: Collaborative Workshop for researchers and practitioners

DigiLitEY EU COST Action 1410 Working Group 5: Methodologies

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