3rd KidRec Workshop: What does good look like?

Theo Huibers, Natalia Kucirkova, Emiliana Murgia, Jerry Alan Fails, Monica Landoni, and Maria Soledad Pera. 2019. “3rd KidRec Workshop: What does good look like?”. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2019).


Today’s children spend considerable time online, searching and receiving information from various websites and apps. While searching for information, eg for school or hobbies, children use search systems to locate resources and receive site recommendations that might be useful for them. The call for good, reliable, child-friendly systems has been made many times and the thesis that the algorithms of” adult” information systems are not necessarily suitable or fair for children is widely accepted. However, there is still no clear and balanced view on what makes one search/recommendation system for children good or better than other systems, nor on what content should be considered” good enough to be retrieved” or recommended. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners in education, child-development, computer science, and more who can address this questions while considering issues related to education, algorithms, ethics, privacy, evaluation.