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Children’s Storytelling App For Detecting Potential Child Sexual Abuse

Pharshy, Amita (2016) Children’s Storytelling App For Detecting Potential Child Sexual Abuse. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Pharshy, Amita
Abstract:

Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) is a global issue of concern warranting global mitigation strategies. This project designed a prototype storytelling app to foster uninhibited creative expression by children of their daily life events and associated feelings. By monitoring their children’s stories, parents and caregivers might be able to take supportive steps when stories reveal situations of potential CSA. Backed by a literature review and environmental scan, the prototype was designed through a participatory design process involving parents, caregivers and other adults concerned about CSA by way of a survey and focus groups. Participants were invited from Canada and India to examine cross-cultural notions around CSA and design elements. Research was conducted onsite in India for four months. Through further participatory steps, the prototype will be developed into an app that can be used by children both online and offline. The app will be hosted on a website to create a platform for parents to form a community of interest.

Date: 11 May 2016
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child Sexual Abuse, CSA, App design, Inclusive Design, Storytelling, Cross - cultural, Canada, India, Online platform.
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
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Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 20:38
Last Modified: 10 May 2016 20:38
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/734

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