From birth to adulthood, children now find themselves navigating a network of surveillance devices that attempt to identify, quantify, sort and track their thoughts, movements and actions. This book is the first collection to focus exclusively on technological surveillance and young people. Organised around three key spheres of children’s day-to-day life: schooling, the self and social lives, this book chronicles the increasing surveillance that children, of all ages, are subject to. Numerous surveillance apparatus and tools are examined, including, but not limited to: mobile phones, surveillance cameras, online monitoring, GPS and RFID tracking and big data analytics. In addition to chronicling the steady rise of such surveillance practices, the chapters in this volume identify and problematise the consequences of technological surveillance from a range of multidisciplinary perspectives. Bringing together leading scholars working across diverse fields – including sociology, education, health, criminology, anthropology, philosophy, media and information technology – the collection highlights the significant socio-political and ethical implications of technological surveillance throughout childhood and youth.

chapter 1|16 pages

Digital playgrounds

Growing up in the surveillance age

part I|62 pages

Schooling and education

chapter 2|17 pages

‘If I wanted to be on Big Brother, I would've auditioned for it'

Examining the media representation of CCTV in schools and the impact of visual surveillance on schoolchildren

chapter 3|14 pages

Digital health goes to school

Implications of digitising children's bodies

chapter 4|17 pages

Calculating children in the dataveillance school

Personal and learning analytics

chapter 5|12 pages

Teaching us to be ‘smart'?

The use of RFID in schools and the habituation of young people to everyday surveillance

part II|68 pages

Self, body and movement

chapter 6|12 pages

Sexting and young people

Surveillance and childhood sexuality

chapter 8|12 pages

‘Where are you, who are you with, what are you doing?'

Children's strategies of negotiation and resistance to parental monitoring and surveillance via mobile phones

part III|53 pages

Social lives and virtual worlds

chapter 11|13 pages

Spy kids too

Encounters with surveillance through games and play

chapter 12|12 pages

World of Spycraft

Video games, gamification and surveillance creep

chapter 13|13 pages

Terra Cognita

Surveillance of young people's favourite websites

chapter 14|13 pages

Rise of pre-emptive surveillance

Unintended social and ethical consequences