Thank you to the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice (CRSJ), Boingboing and the Resilience Revolution for the invitation to write this blog. I’m writing about the issues I have been raising on Twitter regarding the digital technology choices people are making, in response to the #COVID19 crisis, in education, social work and social care. In fact, I have been sharing my concerns with these professions regarding what I call ‘convenience over consciousness’ in relation to digital choices and uses for a number of years. I’ve been talking on, and offline, about the length of time it has taken us to realise how digital platforms and apps gather our personal information, and the degree to which our rights can be compromised. Due to our lack of attention to platform privacy statements and policies, technology companies have and continue to use our private information to, amongst other things, target us with ads, track us or survey us online. How many of us have clicked ‘accept’ to indicate that we have read the small print when we downloaded a new app?
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|Publication status||Published - 27 Mar 2020|