The Good Play Project is a research and educational initiative focused on the ethical contours of young people’s digital lives. The research involved qualitative interviews with teens, tweens, young adults, parents and teachers about ethical issues around online identity, privacy, property, and speech. A related project called Developing Minds and Digital Media - led by Howard Gardner and Katie Davis (University of Washington) - explored how youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in the digital era. These two projects resulted in numerous articles and several books, including Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap (2014, The MIT Press), The App Generation (2013, Yale University Press), and Young People, Ethics, and the New Digital Media (2009, The MIT Press).

In collaboration with Henry Jenkins and his Project New Media Literacies group, the Good Play team developed Our Space, a casebook of classroom activities related to digital ethics. The research carried out by the Good Play Project team also informed Common Sense Media’s Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum.

Tool

Our Space Curriculum

Published: 2011
Our Space is a set of curricular materials designed to encourage high school students to reflect on the ethical dimensions of their participation in new media environments... Read more
Tool

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum

Published: 2009
Common Sense Media's Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum was originally developed in collaboration with Project Zero's Good Play Project . Informed by the Good Play... Read more

Connect

People