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© 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. In this paper, we argue that institutional ethical procedures do not properly prepare children’s geographers to conduct digital research with children and young people (CYP). To address this, we propose a relational, dynamic approach to ethics fit for such contemporary research with CYP. We find fault in a growing disconnect between processual expectations of our academic institution and the realities of ‘ethics-in-practice’. This is especially pronounced in an age where digital technologies have created fresh challenges for researchers. As a result, when ethical ‘slippages’ occur–moments departing from expectations but not leading to clear breaches of ethical conduct–researchers are left ill-equipped to manage situations that arise. We reflect on our own experiences of researching digital technologies in youth work settings in the UK to present two examples of ethical ‘slippages’, before offering our reconstructive propositions for ethical procedures fit for digital children’s geographies research.
Author(s): Cutting K, Peacock S
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Children's Geographies
Pages: Epub ahead of print
Online publication date: 23/03/2021
Acceptance date: 16/03/2021
ISSN (print): 1473-3285
ISSN (electronic): 1473-3277
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