All project participants have filled out the below consent form, with older children being asked to sign the form as well. Due to lockdown I have had to ask for the remaining forms to be filled in and sent back online. I had been doing this face to face, but obviously because of the pandemic I can’t do this anymore.
I edited my original consent forms to include a section stating I would contact participants for permission to use video and audio recordings. the reason being, although the participants knew I was making audio video, it was never originally my intention to use this in the project, but instead to use it for converting to text , I feel strongly using someones voice and words is very different than this, so I wish to give everyone the opportunity to confirm they are comfortable with what I am sharing despite me retaining copyright to the images. In addition I included a section to explain I would endeavour to always try and share ahead of time where the work was going to be published. Finally, a section to confirm when their personal data would be deleted .
Fig 1, Graham, Bekkie. 2021. Consent forms for participants in the project.