Intergenerational Attitudes towards Social Networking and Cybersafety: A Living Lab

The project entailed establishing a ‘living lab’ experiment in which four young people designed and delivered a 3-hour workshop on social networking and cybersafety for adult participants.

Researchers observed the living lab in process in order to document and analyse the intergenerational conversations. The living lab resulted in a shared belief by both young and adult participants that a workshop developed and led by young people constitutes a productive way for adults to learn more about how social networking operates and how to keep oneself safe online. In particular, the living lab provided a non-hierarchical space of intergenerational dialogue and learning that generated mutual respect between the young people and adult participants.

Authors

Associate Professor Amanda Third
Associate Professor Ingrid Richardson
Dr Philippa Collin
Kitty Rahilly
Professor Natalie Bolzan

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