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Balancing Autonomy Rights and Protection:Children’s Involvement in a Child Safety Online Project

Ost, Suzanne (2013) Balancing Autonomy Rights and Protection:Children’s Involvement in a Child Safety Online Project. Children & Society, 27 (3). pp. 208-219. ISSN 0951-0605

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    Abstract

    Researchers who involve children in their research are faced with the challenge of choosing between differing theoretical approaches which can prioritise children’s autonomy rights or their ‘vulnerability’ and their need to be protected. Somewhat confusingly, ethical guidelines seem to reflect a combination of these approaches. Even when researchers have settled on their preferred approach, they may find that this then has to be modified in accordance with gatekeeper requirements. In the context of children’s involvement in a child safety online project, this paper highlights the difficulties encountered because of a tension between children’s autonomy rights, educational norms in a school setting and child protection concerns, and considers whether an appropriate balance was achieved.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Children & Society
    Additional Information: This is a pre-print of an article published in Children & Society, Vol 27 (3), 208-219, 2013 (c) Wiley.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: children ; Research Ethics ; ISIS ; internet safety ; autonomy ; rights
    Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School
    ID Code: 49956
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 22 Sep 2011 15:14
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:42
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/49956

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