Amanda Cipriani

My research will aim to understand how children’s wellbeing online has been conceptualised and operationalised by social media platforms. By interrogating their logic of wellbeing as understood through their policy, controls and interface design, we can seek to understand how platforms are both shaped by culture and, in turn, shaping culture and the lives of children.

I hope to provide a new perspective on children’s wellbeing in the digital ecology through the lens of the companies controlling the popular platforms children use and giving children and parents a voice through their lived experiences.

First digital memory

Playing Chopper Math on the one Commodore 64 located in our primary school classroom. We were all so excited when the school opened a dedicated computer room with 12 computers and a printer!

More People

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child acknowledges the First Australian owners of the lands on where we gather and pay our respects to the Elders, lores, customs and creation spirits of this country.

The Centre recognises that the examples we set in diversity and inclusion will support young children to respect and celebrate differences in all people. We embed diversity, inclusivity and equality into all aspects of the Centre’s activities and welcome all people regardless of race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and national origin.