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Apps Can Trap image: Two cartoon children using Apps on phones with eyes looking over their shoulderChildren and Media Australia (Formerly ACCM)

Grant Round: 2020

Amount: $48,000

What happens when your child downloads an app?

How much of your child's personal information is requested?

How much data is actually collected and transferred to others?

And what do those others do with it?

To help consumers answer these questions, ACCM has developed the Apps Can Trap website to support parents with specific information and strategies to recognise and minimise threats to privacy when their children use apps. The site lists 50 of the most popular children's apps in Australia and will be updated regularly.

Drawing on Australian and US research into the clandestine tracking of children’s app use, this project uses ACCM's app reviewing service to uncover the covert tracking of children when using apps. 

Download: docxAppendix A - Summary Document Children's Digital Privacy - What are the Risks.docx122.75 KB

Download: docxAppendix B - Detailed Document Children's Digital Privacy - What are the Risks.docx144.64 KB

Download: docxAppendix C -Summary Document - Steps Parents can Take to Protect Their Children's Digital Privacy.docx127.05 KB

Download:docxAppendix D -Detailed Document - Steps Parents can Take to Protect Their Childrens Digital Privacy.docx128.94 KB

Download: docxAppendix E - Summary Document Talking to Children about Digital .docx130.36 KB

Download: docxAppendix F - Detailed Document Talking to Children about Digital Privacy.docx260.15 KB

Download: docxAppendix G - A Brief Guide to the AppCensus Privacy Analyses ses.docx

Download: pdfAppendix H - Powerpoint Finding Privacy Protecting Apps Using AppCensus.pdf658.97 KB

Download:docxAppendix I Serge Explains why AppCensus Privacy Checks help Parents.docx97.24 KB