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Young People’s Perspectives on and Experiences of Health-Related Social Media, Apps, and Wearable Health Devices

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School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
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PVC-Education, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
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Received: 9 July 2018 / Revised: 2 August 2018 / Accepted: 2 August 2018 / Published: 13 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 王冬雷与吴长江之斗近尘埃落定 雷士损失或过千万)
It has been reported from numerous international and socio-economic contexts that young people are becoming increasingly interested in and/or using social media, apps, and wearable devices for their health. Yet, there are few robust empirical accounts on the types of health-related information young people find, select, and use, the reasons for their choices, and how young people use these technologies in a way that influences their health-related knowledge and behaviors. This paper synthesizes findings from three separate projects that investigated over 1600 young people’s (age 13–19) perspectives on and experiences of health-related social media, apps, and wearable health devices. The findings show that young people are both critical and vulnerable users and generators of digital health technologies. Many young people experience a range of positive benefits for their physical activity, diet/nutritional, and body image related behaviors. Yet there are a number of risks, and young people report on the power of digital health technologies to shape, influence, and change their health-related behaviors. The paper concludes by providing new and evidence-based direction and guidance on how relevant adults (including teachers, parents/guardians, health professionals/practitioners, policy-makers, and researchers) can better understand and support young people’s engagement with digital health technologies. View Full-Text
Keywords: physical activity; diet; nutrition; body image; pedagogy; adolescents physical activity; diet; nutrition; body image; pedagogy; adolescents
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Goodyear, V.A.; Armour, K.M. Young People’s Perspectives on and Experiences of Health-Related Social Media, Apps, and Wearable Health Devices. Soc. Sci. 2018, 7, 137.

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