We know that you want to support and encourage your family’s creative use of technology. We want to figure out the best way to help you do that.

To do this we collect information from you at several times through your participation and beyond.

  1. About you: Firstly, we ask you to give us contact and family details so that we can arrange family workshops for you.
  2. Your reactions: Secondly, we ask family members to tell us how each workshop went.
  3. Changes: Finally, after two months, then six months, we ask how your family has changed.

Each survey is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the project and is not a test!

Please read the agreements below, and then if you are happy to participate under these conditions, please apply to take part.

OurKidsCode project agreement of responsibility

The nature and aim of the OurKidsCode project, the procedures to be undertaken and any risks that may be involved are explained in the Information sheet for participants. We have offered to answer any questions you may have. We believe that the participant understands our explanation and has freely given informed consent on the application to take part.

Your consent to participate


Maturity: I am 18 years or older and am competent to provide consent.

Child protection: I understand that it is parents’ responsibility to be ever-present and to take care of children throughout any online or in-person activity that the family takes part in.

Health: I understand that if I or anyone in my family has a history of epilepsy then I am proceeding at my own risk.


Data Protection: I agree to the project anonymizing and storing all information that is collected by the project in accordance with the Data Protection Act. I agree to the processing of such data for purposes connected with the project as outlined in the Information sheet for participants.

Confidentiality: All my and my family’s data will be treated with full confidentiality and stored securely so that, in the event that any is published, my data will not be identified as mine, nor will any member of my family be identified.

Choice: When completing a survey, I and my family can omit questions we do not wish to answer or simply quit the survey.


Withdrawal: I understand that my and my family’s participation is voluntary, and we may withdraw at any time and for any reason without penalty.

Legality: I understand that in the extremely unlikely event that illicit activity is reported during the study, the project team will be obliged to report it to appropriate authorities.

Informed: By applying to take part in the project, I confirm that I have read, understood and agreed to the contents of this consent page and the Information sheet for participants.


Principal Investigator: Nina Bresnihan

Address: School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College, Dublin 2.