Everybody does pirating! children’s views about online piracy

Castro, T, Osório, A and Bond, Emma (2015) Everybody does pirating! children’s views about online piracy. Configurações, 16. pp. 11-24. ISSN 1646-5075

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This text offers a small contribution to the understanding of online piracy based on the accounts of school-aged children and by theoretical contributions from Zemiology, as proposed by critical criminology. A participatory approach was used to reach the intricacies of children’s (a total of 41, mostly girls and aged 10-12) digital lives. Findings suggest that online piracy is a morally acceptable activity among children and a worrying lack of knowledge and impunity may be governing such practices, which can occur in an anytime, anyplace context. Additionally, old and new vectors of victimisation, vulnerability and harm are emerging, where the child can become, simultaneously, perpetrator and victim.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: online piracy, school-aged children
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2017 11:01
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2017 11:01
URI: https://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/302

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