Taking a historical website into the present: user interaction with Hidden Lives Revealed

Virginia H Knight

Research output: Other contribution

Abstract

The Hidden Lives Revealed website contains information from The Children's Society about children's homes in the period 1881-1981, together with anonymised case histories of children in care during this time. Some limited user interaction with the site is possible, by two methods: adding comments to a blog, and sending e-cards containing a picture from the site and a message from the user. This case study describes the ethical issues raised by allowing this interaction on a site with some very sensitive subject matter, and the practical steps which need to be taken as a result by those maintaining the site.
Original languageEnglish
TypeEssay
Media of outputWeb page
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Bibliographical note

This essay was a prizewinner in the 2013 TORRII Responsible Innovation in ICT essay competition.

Keywords

  • ethics, children, history, children's homes, privacy, email privacy, blogging, FRRIICT call2

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