Social Media and Adolescent Health
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Purpose of Review
Social media is used nearly ubiquitously by youth. Over the past decade, research has investigated ways in which social media may affect adolescent health both positively and negatively.
We highlight five areas of work with newly emerging evidence in adolescent health: eating disorders, suicide, sexual health, substance use, and prevention. We also highlight new tools to promote safe social media use.
Social media is a set of digital tools that influences adolescent health. By understanding current evidence around challenges and opportunities, we can leverage these tools to improve patient care.
KeywordsAdolescent health Social media Technology Internet Health behavior
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Conflict of Interest
The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent
This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.
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