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Professor Amanda Third (PhD) is Professorial Research Fellow in the Institute for Culture & Society, and Co-Director of the Young and Resilient Research Centre at Western Sydney University. An international expert in youth-centred, participatory research, Amanda’s work investigates children's and young people’s technology practices, focusing on marginalised groups and rights-based approaches. She has led child-centred projects to understand children’s experiences of the digital age in over 70 countries, working with partners across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors and children and young people themselves. She led the children’s consultations for and co-authored the UNCRC General Comment 25 on Children’s Rights in relation to the Digital Environment, as part of a team lead by Prof. Sonia Livingstone (LSE). She is a Program Co-Leader in the Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies; lead author of Our rights in a digital world: A snapshot of children’s views from around the world (5Rights Foundation, 2021); Young and Online: Children’s Perspectives on Life in the Digital Age (UNICEF, 2017) and Young People in Digital Society: Control/Shift (Palgrave, 2019); and a Faculty Associate in the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University (2020-2023).


Projects & Tools

Youth and Media

Youth and Media (YaM) encompasses an array of research, advocacy, and development initiatives around youth (age 12-18) and digital technology.


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The Guardian

A double-edged sword: hopes and fears for children as fast internet reaches Pacific

Amanda Third and colleagues produce report on online safety in the Pacific.

Oct 19, 2020