Towards more child safety-oriented decisions through VR

Du, Haoyang; Jia, Songkai; Gautschi, Joel; Quehenberger, Julia; Lätsch, David and Pan, Xueni. 2023. 'Towards more child safety-oriented decisions through VR'. In: 2023 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW). Shanghai, China 25-29 March 2023. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Witnessing intimate partner violence (IPV) could have long-term negative impacts on children. Such exposure is, however, often overlooked by professionals. We developed a VR scenario which allowed participants to witness IPV from a child's perspective. In this pilot study, we found that they made more child-protective decisions and showed higher levels of empathy towards the child after VR exposure. When comparing the impact between the child's perspective and third-person perspective, no statistically significant differences were found in empathy and decision-making, even though those with the child's perspective had significantly higher levels of presence.

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Applied computing; Law, social and behavioral sciences; Psychology

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27 January 2023Accepted
1 May 2023Published

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Shanghai, China

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25-29 March 2023

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01 Jun 2023 11:23

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05 Jun 2023 08:45


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