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Technology and Adolescent Health

  • ID: 4850238
  • Book
  • 300 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Today's adolescents are digital natives, using technology at home and in school to access information, for entertainment, to socialize, and to do school work. It can be difficult to limit both access to technology, and the purpose for which it is intended to be used, and that technology can impact adolescent physical and mental health in both positive and negative ways. This book summarizes research on how technology use impacts adolescent mental health, sleep, physical activity, and eating habits. It additionally identifies monitoring and screening technology based tools for use with adolescents.
  • Summarizes effects of digital technology use on adolescent mental health
  • Advises on based practices for adolescent technology use in home and schools
  • Identifies digital tools to monitor adolescent health
  • Includes effects on sleep, addiction, socialization, eating and exercise habits
  • Provides positive and negative consequences of technology use
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1. Why This Book is Needed
2. Primary Care Needs
3. Nutrition
4. Physical Activity
5. Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Needs
6. Sleep
7. Safety
8. Mental Health
9. Interpersonal Violence
10. Substance Abuse
11. LGBTQ Health
12. Social Media
13. Physical and Cognitive Disabilities
14. Legal and Policy Considerations
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Moreno, Megan A.
Dr Moreno's research focuses on ways in which technology can be used towards improving adolescent health with particular interests in social media. Dr. Moreno and her team have published the largest body of work to date regarding pediatric health and Facebook. Dr. Moreno has served as an expert in the field both nationally and internationally on this topic. The mission of SMAHRT is to advance society's understanding of the relationships between media and adolescents towards educating adolescents, providing better care, and developing innovations in adolescent health.
Hoopes, Andrea J.
Dr. Hoopes is an Adolescent Medicine specialist with expertise in the clinical care of teens. Dr. Hoopes has expertise in research and clinical care in school environments as well as adolescent policy at the global level.
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