About Social Research NZ - what we do

Developing internet technologies such as information and communications platforms, AI, the Internet of Things and Big Data along with advances in mobile and wearable smart technologies, have the potential to bring tremendous social benefits but invariably also have consequences in relation to children and young people.

​At Social Research NZ we are committed to:

  • ​Undertaking and disseminating research to develop knowledge to assist policy makers and educators in addressing social issues arising from technology.


  • Questioning, informing and shaping regulation and policies affecting children's engagement and use of digital technologies.


  • Strategic consulting with organizations advocating for children's privacy, safety and digital inclusion.

Social Research NZ specialises in qualitative research assessing the social impacts of new digital technologies. Dr Keen has specific expertise in areas of personal data protection and privacy, pornography regulation, and digital inclusion, and has worked with government agencies, non-profits, internet and global tech actors, educators, tertiary providers, as well as schools, families and children.

Contact Dr Keen

+64 (0)27 275 8585

  • @KeenResearch