• Jason Yip

Creepy Technology

Children describe technology that gives them a sense of ambiguity as "creepy". We have pinpointed five aspects of emerging technologies that could contribute to this sense of ambiguity.



Many parents express concerns about privacy and online safety in technology designed for their children. But we know much less about what children themselves find concerning in emerging technologies. Now University of Washington researchers(KidsTeam UW) have defined for the first time what children mean when they say technology is “creepy.” Kids in a new study described creepy technology as something that is unpredictable or poses an ambiguous threat that might cause physical harm or threaten an important relationship. At KidsTeam UW, we also pinpointed five aspects of emerging technologies that could contribute to this feeling of ambiguity. Check out our news report here at UW News!


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