S1055- #ohnoshedidnt - Adolescent Drives to Media, and Helping Them Drive Safely

Topic: Communication/Media & Adolescent Health

Sponsors: Council on Communications and Media (COCM)|Section on Adolescent Health (SOAH)

Saturday, October 22
8:30AM - 10:00AM
Moscone West, 3020

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Faculty will present an evidence-based take on balancing beneficial opportunities for adolescent engagement through social media with potential risks in the context of how adolescents use the Internet, where social media provides a platform for adolescent identity development. Potentially prosocial media include support groups for teens with medical conditions, online communities for marginalized or minority teens, platforms for creative expression, and online health information (birth control, sexually transmitted infection testing centers, etc). Discussion of risks will be expanded beyond what is covered in the Pediatrics for the 21st Century program to include how Instagram and other social media affect body image, sexting, and cyberbullying.

Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH

Associate Professor
University of Washington
Seattle, Wisconsin

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Michael Leu, MD, MS, FAAP

Associate Professor, Pediatrics/Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington


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