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.
|Media of output||Web page|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
Bibliographical noteThis essay was a prizewinner in the 2013 TORRII Responsible Innovation in ICT essay competition.
- ethics, children, history, children's homes, privacy, email privacy, blogging, FRRIICT call2