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.

2021

  • Khasawneh, A., Chalil Madathil, K., Zinzow, H., Wisniewski, P., Ponathil, A., Rogers, H., Agnisarman, S, Roth, R., Narasimhan, M. (2021) “An Investigation of the Portrayal of Social Media Challenges on YouTube and Twitter,” In ACM Transactions on Social Computing. https://doi.org/10.1145/3444961
  • Kim, S., Razi, A., Stringhini, G., Wisniewski, P., and De Choudhury, M. (2021) “You Don’t Know How I Feel: Insider-Outsider Perspective Gaps in Cyberbullying Risk Detection.” In Proceedings of the 15th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, to appear (ICWSM 2021).
  • Hartikainen, H., Razi, A., Wisniewski, P.,  (2021) “Safe Sexting: The Advice and Support Adolescents Receive from Peers Regarding Online Sexual Risks” In the Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2021).
  • Badillo-Urquiola, K., Shea, Z., Agha, Z., Lediaeva, I., Wisniewski, P., (2021) “Conducting Risky Research with Teens: Co-designing for the Ethical Treatment and Protection of Adolescents” In the Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2021)

2020

  • Maghsoudi, R., Shapka, J., Wisniewski, P., (2020) “Examining how online risk exposure and online social capital influence adolescent psychological stress.” Computers in Human Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2020.106488
  • Saxena, D., Badillo-Urquiola, K., Wisniewski, P., Guha, S. (2020) “A Human-Centered Review of the Algorithms used within the U.S. Child Welfare System.” In the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2020)Honolulu, HI, USA. **Best Paper Honorable Mention (Top 5%)**
  • Roth, R., Abraham, J., Zinzow, H., Wisniewski, P., Khasawneh, A., Chalil Madathil, K. (2020) “Evaluating News Media Reports on the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ for Adherence to Suicide Prevention Safe Messaging Guidelines.” In the Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, (CSCW 2020). https://doi.org/10.1145/3392831
  • Khasawneh, A., Abraham, Madathil, K., Dixon, E., Wisniewski, P., Zinzow, H., Roth, R., (2020) “Examining the Self-Harm and Suicide Contagion Effects of Blue Whale Challenge on Youtube and Twitter: Qualitative Study.” Journal of Medical Internet Research, (JMIR Ment Health 2020). http://doi.org/10.2196/15973
  • Razi, A., Badillo-Urquiola, K., Wisniewski, P. (2020) “Let’s Talk about Sext: How Adolescents Seek Support and Advice about Their Online Sexual Experiences.” In the Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2020)Honolulu, HI, USA.
  • Ghosh, A., Hughes, C.E., Wisniewski, P. (2020) “Circle of Trust: A New Approach to Mobile Online Safety for Families.” In the Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2020), Honolulu, HI, USA.
  • Agha, Z., Chatlani, N., Razi, A., Wisniewski, P.,  (2020) “Towards Conducting Responsible Research with Teens and Parents regarding Online Risks.” Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2020), Honolulu, HI, USAhttps://doi.org/10.1145/3334480.3383073
  • Razi, A., Agha, Z., Chatlani, N., Wisniewski, P., (2020) “Privacy Challenges for Adolescents as a Vulnerable Population” Networked Privacy Workshop of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2020), Honolulu, HI, USA. https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3587558      
  • Chatlani, N., Shea, Z., Wisniewski, P., (2020) “Teenovate: Using Intergenerational Participatory Design to Teach Students about Adolescent Online Safety” Extended Abstract presented at the 2020 ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference on Teaching the Next Generation of Child-Computer Interaction Researchers and Designers Workshop (IDC 2020). 
  • Agha, Z., Badillo-Urquiola, K. Chatlani, N., Alsoubai, A., Wisniewski, P.,  (2020) “Socially Responsible Computing in Adolescent Online Safety” Extended Abstract presented at the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work Workshop on Collective Organizing and Social Responsibility, (CSCW 2020).
  • Badillo-Urquiola, Agha, Z., Akter, K., Wisniewski, P., (2020) “Towards Assets-Based Approaches for Adolescent Online Safety” Extended Abstract presented at the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work Workshop on Operationalizing an Assets-Based Design of Technology, (CSCW 2020).
  • Saxena, D., Badillo-Urquiola, K., Wisniewski, P., and Guha, S. (2020) “Child Welfare System: Interaction of Policy, Practice, and Algorithms.” Poster presented at the 2020 ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP 2020), Sanibel Island, FL. https://doi.org/10.1145/3323994.3369888
  • Badillo-Urquiola, K., Razi, A., Edwards, J., and Wisniewski, P. (2020) “Children’s Perspectives on Human Sex Trafficking Prevention Education.” Poster presented at the 2020 ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP 2020), Sanibel Island, FL. https://doi.org/10.1145/3323994.3369889
  •  Razi, A. (2020) “Deploying Human-Centered Machine Learning to Improve Adolescent Online Sexual Risk Detection Algorithms.” Companion of the 2020 ACM International (GROUP 2020), Sanibel Island, FL. https://doi.org/10.1145/3323994.3372138

2019

  • Badillo-Urquiola, K., Chouhan, C., Chancellor, S., De Choudhury, M., and Wisniewski, P. (2019) “Beyond Parental Control: Designing Adolescent Online Safety Apps Using Value Sensitive Design,” Journal of Adolescent Research, pp.1-29, doi: 10.1177/0743558419884692.
  • Badillo-Urquiola, K., Smriti, D., McNally, B., Bonsignore, E., Golub, E., and Wisniewski, P. (2019) “’Stranger Danger!’ Social Media App Features Co-designed with Children to Keep Them Safe Online,” In the 2019 ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2019), Boise, ID.
  • Badillo-Urquiola, K., Page, X., and Wisniewski, P. (2019) “Risk vs. Restriction: The Tension between Providing a Sense of Normalcy and Keeping Foster Teens Safe Online,” In the Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2019), Glasgow, UK.  (23.8% acceptance rate) **Best Paper Award (Top 1%)**
  • Badillo-Urquiola, K., and Wisniewski, P. (2019) “Conducting Sensitive Research with Teens in the U.S. Foster Care System” Extended Abstract presented at the Workshop on Sensitive Research, Practice, and Design in HCI at the 2019 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2019), Glasgow, UK.
  • Tariq, M.U., Razi, A., Badillo-Urquiola, K., and Wisniewski, P. (2019) “A Review of the Gaps and Opportunities of Nudity and Skin Detection Algorithmic Research for the Purpose of Combating Adolescent Sexting Behaviors” In the Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII 2019), Orlando, FL.
  • Alelyani, T., Ghosh A.K., Moralez, L., Guha, S., and Wisniewski, P. (2019) “Examining Parent versus Child Reviews of Parental Control Apps on Google Play” In the Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII 2019), Orlando, FL.

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%)**
  • Jia, H., Wisniewski, P., Xu, H., Rosson, M.B., and Carroll, J.M. (2015) “Risk-taking as a Learning Process for Shaping Teen’s Online Information Privacy Behaviors,” In the Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2015), Vancouver, BC, Canada. (28.3% acceptance rate)

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.