Laura Lundy, Michelle Templeton, Katrina Lloyd The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC or Convention) does not mention research directly, although its successful implementation depends up on it (Lundy and McEvoy, 2012). However, that does not mean that the
Julia Truscott It is now standard practice across most disciplines not only to seek consent from parents/carers but to honour children’s rights and dignity by informing them directly about research participation and seeking their own consent to take part. However, providing
Kay Tisdall, Marlies Kustatscher and Helen McAneney When – if ever – is it ethical to share images of children online for research purposes? We have found this a challenging question to answer. Our research is ever-increasingly online: we are carrying
Harry Shier What’s the issue here? In this blog I want to explore the problem of how to harmonise the apparent dissonance between the guarantee of anonymity we (researchers) are required to give to those children who engage in our research, and
Ensuring research involving children with disabilities is inclusive, empowering and safe – what are the critical issues?
Stephen Thompson, Mary Wickenden and Mariah Cannon recently explored the main ethical challenges, and corresponding mitigation strategies, for involving children with disabilities in evidence generation. We discuss with them what important approaches researchers can take to ensure the ethical involvement
The International and Canadian Child Rights Partnership (ICCRP) is a rights-based research collaboration, which was established following an international conference held at Ryerson University, Canada, in October 2015. The ICCRP involves scholars, researchers and practitioners from around the world. We
As subsequent waves of COVID-19 continue to hit many countries around the world, the impacts of the pandemic on children and young people become more important to acknowledge, prioritize, assess, and address. Preliminary analyses indicate that children’s experiences have been
In this series of Q&A, we speak with Stefaan G. Verhulst and Andrew Young from GovLab, (an action-oriented do-tank located at NYU) who are working in collaboration with UNICEF on an initiative called Responsible Data for Children initiative (RD4C) .
Spyros Spyrou, European University Cyprus Childhood Studies has devoted considerable energy and effort discussing and reflecting on research ethics. The challenge with ethics is that it infuses all aspects of research and knowledge production and hence it is impossible to narrow
For researchers engaged with ethical research involving children, Priscilla Alderson and Virginia Morrow need no introduction. Their Handbook has shaped so much of what we know about ethical research involving children. Priscilla and Virginia have just released the fourth version of