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UnBias Youth Juries

Dowthwaite, Liz; Creswick, Helen; Portillo, Virginia; Cano, Monica; Vallejos, Elvira Perez; Koene, Ansgar; Patel, Menisha

Authors

Liz Dowthwaite

Helen Creswick

Virginia Portillo

Monica Cano

Elvira Perez Vallejos

Ansgar Koene

Menisha Patel



Abstract

The UnBias Youth Juries engage young people in discussion of issues that affect their online lives, especially in relation to algorithms, through the presentation of scenarios and prompts. Results from the first wave of juries, held in February 2017, produced valuable data about the concerns of young people and recommendations for improving their digital environments. Feedback regarding the jury structure suggested a series of interactive tasks to elicit more debate amongst the participants. This paper presents results from a pilot study using these tasks and discusses the plans for a second wave of juries. This includes creation of an advisory group to ensure materials are relevant to the target audience, and an open educational resource that enables other groups to run their own youth juries.

Start Date Jul 18, 2018
Publication Date Jul 18, 2018
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
ISBN 9781450363341
APA6 Citation Dowthwaite, L., Creswick, H., Portillo, V., Cano, M., Vallejos, E. P., Koene, A., & Patel, M. (2018). UnBias Youth Juries. doi:10.1145/3217804.3217928
DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/3217804.3217928
Publisher URL https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3217928
Additional Information Published in: SMSociety '18 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society, Copenhagen, Denmark, 18-20 July 2018, pages 276-280.

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