Privacy perception and information technology utilization of high school students

Göğüş, Aytaç and Saygın, Yücel (2019) Privacy perception and information technology utilization of high school students. Heliyon, 5 (5). ISSN 2405-8440

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Mobile technologies are commonly used and are important by high school students, since teens ages 14 to 17 usethese open platforms to share information, communication and construction of their desired cyber identity.Accompanying technology for related data privacy within implementing educational applications is yet to bedeveloped. This research was designed to investigate the perceptions of data privacy and the protection of per-sonal data of high school students who are surrounded by the Internet, social media and technology. Theperception of high school students' personal data privacy survey was developed and conducted with 1065 highschool students (9th grades). The study presentsfive main themes: (1) ownership and utilization of differenttechnologies and password sharing, (2) Internet utilization and perception of privacy, (3) social media utilizationand perception of personal privacy on social media, (4) knowledge level and perception of personal data con-servation, (5) Information technology utilization. High school students have a personal data privacy algorithm butpersons or institutions outside this algorithm are perceived as a threat to their personal data and are rejected. Thisresearch suggests developing practices and techniques to overcome students' concerns about privacy risks thatresult from the collection and sharing personal data.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information science; Education
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Academic programs > Computer Science & Eng.
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Yücel Saygın
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2019 15:33
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2023 16:22

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