The MOSafely, Is that Sus? A Youth-Centric Online Risk Assessment Dashboard is a youth centered risk assessment tool developed by the STIR Lab. It represents the continuation of the Instagram Data Donation (IGDD) research project which was an NSF-funded project to improve teens' online safety by using human-centered machine learning on their real social media data. The aim was to use these methods to improve online risk detection algorithms which can be used in more privacy-preserving online safety systems.
In the IGDD project, first teens and young adults would answer questions about their online and personal experiences, and then asked to upload their Instagram data to our data donation website. Our aim is to understand the online risk perceptions of teens about their own social media data. This would be used to create a dataset and have teens' perspectives in created labeled training datasets for machine learning. The purpose of this study was to understand teens' social media use, their online risks, and their mental health issues to improve online safety AI technologies. We wanted to find out the relationships between their mental health issues and their online risks. The project aimed to analyze teen's Instagram data and leverage human-centered design principles and machine learning techniques to facilitate the development of improved technologies for keeping teens safe online.The dashboard extends on the work done in the IGDD project to integrate different datasets and provide insights to end-users. Please watch the video below to learn more. You can also visit the dashboard by clicking here.