Teacher Views on Storytelling-based Cybersecurity Education with Social Robots

Yan Ming Chiou, Tia Barnes, Shameeka M. Jelenewicz, Chrystalla Mouza, Chien Chung Shen

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Abstract

With children spending more time online, personal data are stored on their devices making them susceptible to online risks. Exposing students to cybersecurity education at an early age is critical for raising awareness and knowledge. Yet access to cybersecurity education curricular materials that are engaging for young students is limited. In this work, we present interactive cybersecurity stories for students in grades 3-5 delivered through a commercial social robot. Through focus groups and interviews we subsequently investigated teachers' views on using a social robot for cybersecurity education, interest in incorporating social robots in the classroom, and perceptions of the ways in which social robots can impact teaching practice and student learning. Findings indicated that teachers found the social robot engaging and expressed interest in using it in their classroom despite some concerns. Findings have implications for the design and implementation of cybersecurity curricula delivered through emerging technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2021
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages508-512
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450384520
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 24 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 ACM Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2021 - Virtual, Online, Greece
Duration: Jun 24 2021Jun 30 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2021

Conference

Conference2021 ACM Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2021
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityVirtual, Online
Period6/24/216/30/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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