Dr. Pamela Wisniewski, Director of the STIR Lab and iUX Academy

Adolescent Online Safety

Adolescent Online Safety

  • Adolescent Online Safety involves balancing the risks versus opportunities teens (ages 13-17) encounter when they engage with others through networked technologies. Dr. Wisniewski’s research focuses on resilience-based approaches that help teach teens how to effectively cope with online risks, so that they can benefit from online engagement.

2018

  • McHugh, B.C., Wisniewski, P., Rosson, M.B., and Carroll, J.M. (2018) “When Social Media Traumatizes Teens: The Roles of Online Risk Exposure, Coping, and Post-Traumatic Stress,” Internet Research, 28(5), pp. 1169-88. doi: 10.1108/IntR-02-2017-0077
  • Badillo-Urquiola, K.*, Smriti, D., McNally, B., Bonsignore, E., Golub, E., and Wisniewski,P.(2018) “Co-Designing with Children to Address ‘Stranger Danger’ on Musical.ly,” Poster presented at the Fourteenth Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2018), Baltimore, MD. **Best Poster Award**
  • Page, X., Knijnenburg, B.P., Wisniewski, P., Namara, M. (2018) “Avoiding Online Harassment: The Socially Disenfranchised,” in Online Harassment. Golbeck, Jennifer, ed. First edition. Springer, 2018.
  • Tariq, M.U., Ghosh, A.K., Badillo-Urquiola, K., Jha, A., Koppal, S., and Wisniewski, P.  (2018) “Designing Light Filters to Detect Skin Using a Low-powered Sensor.” In the Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon 2018, St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Ghosh, A.K., Badillo-Urquiola, K., Guha, S., LaViola, J.J., and Wisniewski, P. (2018) “Safety vs. Surveillance: What Teens Have to Say about Mobile Apps for Parental Control.” In the Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018), Montreal, Canada.
  • Ghosh, A.K., Badillo-Urquiola, K., Xu, H., Rosson, M.B., Carroll, J.M., and Wisniewski, P. (2018) “A Matter of Control or Safety? Examining Parental Use of Technical Monitoring Apps on Teens’ Mobile Devices.” In the Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018), Montreal, Canada.
  • Workshop: Vitak, J., Kumar, P., Clegg, T., Bonsignore, E., Chetty, M. and Wisniewski, P. (2018) “Designing Privacy and Security Tools for Children and Teenagers,” Workshop at the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2018), Baltimore, MD.
  • Badillo-Urquiola, K., Abraham, J., Ghosh, A.K., and Wisniewski, P.  (2018) “Why So Blue? A Stakeholders’ Analysis of the Systems that Support Foster Care,” Poster presented at the 2018 ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP 2018), Sanibel Island, FL.
  • Ghosh, A.K., Badillo-Urquiola, K., and Wisniewski, P.  (2018) “Examining the Effects of Parenting Styles on Online and Offline Peer Problems,” Poster presented at the 2018 ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP 2018), Sanibel Island, FL.
  • Wisniewski, P. (2018) “The Privacy Paradox of Adolescent Online Safety: A Matter of Risk Prevention or Risk Resilience?,” IEEE Security & Privacy, 16(2), pp. 86-90. doi: 10.1109/MSP.2018.1870874

2017

  • McHugh, B.C., Wisniewski, P. , Xu, H., Rosson, M.B., and Carroll, J.M. (2017) “Most Teens Bounce Back: A Longitudinal Analysis Demonstrating How Teens Recover Quickly from Episodic Online Risk Exposure,” Proceedings on ACM Human-Computer Interaction, 1(CSCW), Article 76. doi: 10.1145/3134711 
  • Badillo-Urquiola, K., Harpin, S., Wisniewski, P.  (2017) “Abandoned but Not Forgotten: Providing Access While Protecting Foster Youth from Online Risks,” In the Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2017), Stanford, CA. (30% acceptance rate)
  • Pinter, A., Wisniewski, P. , Xu, H., Rosson, M.B., Carroll, J.M. (2017) “Adolescent Online Safety: Moving Beyond Formative Evaluations to Designing Solutions for the Future,” Short paper in the Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2017), Stanford, CA. (30% acceptance rate)
  • Wisniewski, P., Ghosh, A.K., Xu, H., Rosson, M.B., and Carroll, J.M. (2017) “Parental Control vs. Teen Self-Regulation: Is there a middle ground for mobile online safety?” In the Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2017), Portland, OR. (34.5% acceptance rate)
  • Wisniewski, P., Xu, H., Rosson, M.B., and Carroll, J.M. (2017) “Parents Just Don’t Understand: Why Teens Don’t Talk to Parents about Their Online Risk Experiences,” In the Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2017), Portland, OR. (34.5% acceptance rate)
  • Sam, J., Wisniewski, P. , Xu, H., Rosson, M.B., and Carroll, J.M.  (2017) “How Are Social Capital and Parental Mediation Associated with Cyberbullying and Cybervictimization Among Youth in the United States?,” Poster presented at Human-Computer Interaction International (HCII 2017), Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Badillo-Urquiola, K., Ghosh, A.K. and Wisniewski, P.  (2017) “Understanding the Unique Online Challenges Faced by Teens in the Foster Care System,” Poster presented at the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2017), Portland, OR.
  • Ghosh, A.K., Badillo-Urquiola, K., and Wisniewski, P.  (2017) “Examining Parents’ Technical Mediation of Teens’ Mobile Devices,” Poster presented at the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2017), Portland, OR.

2016

  • Wisniewski, P., Xu, H., Rosson, M.B., Perkins, D.F., and Carroll, J.M. (2016) “Dear Diary: Teens Reflect on Their Weekly Online Risk Experience” In the Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016), San Jose, CA. (23.4% acceptance rate) **Best Paper Award (Top 1%)**
  • Erickson, L., Wisniewski, P. , Xu, H. Carroll, J.M., Rosson, M.B., and Perkins, D.F. (2016) “The Boundaries Between: Parental Involvement in a Teen’s Online World,” Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology,67(6) pp. 1384-1403. doi:10.1002/asi.23450
  • Ghosh, A.K. and Wisniewski, P.  (2016) “Understanding User Reviews of Adolescent Mobile Safety Apps: A Thematic Analysis,” Poster presented at the 2016 ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP 2016), Sanibel Island, FL.

2015

  • Wisniewski, P., Jia, H., Wang, N., Zheng, S., Xu, H., Rosson, M.B., and Carroll, J.M. (2015) “Resilience Mitigates the Negative Effects of Adolescent Internet Addiction and Online Risk Exposure,” In the Proceedings of the ACM  Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2015), Seoul, Korea. (23% acceptance rate) **Best Paper Award (Top 1%) **
  • Wisniewski, P., Jia, H., Xu, H., Rosson, M.B., and Carroll, J.M. (2015) “’Preventative’ vs.‘Reactive:’ How Parental Mediation Influences Teens’ Social Media Privacy Behaviors,” In the Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2015), Vancouver, BC, Canada. (28.3% acceptance rate) **Best Paper Honorable Mention (Top 5%)**

2014

  • Wisniewski, P., Xu, H., Rosson, M.B., and Carroll, J.M. (2014) “Adolescent Online Safety: The Moral of the Story,” In the Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2014), Baltimore, MD. (27% acceptance rate)

2013

  • Wisniewski, P., Xu, H., Carroll, J.M., and Rosson, M.B. (2013) “Grand Challenges of Researching Adolescent Online Safety: A Family Systems Approach,” In the Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2013), Chicago, IL.