Fact Based List:

Ten Key Findings from Northwestern's Teens, Health, and Technology: A National Survey

Submitted by Clive Riddle on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 14:11

  1. Among all media, the Internet is the primary source of health information for teens,
  2. About a quarter of teens have used digital health tools
  3. Many teens say they have changed their behavior as a result of online health information
  4. Teens are most likely to use the Internet for health promotion and preventive health, rather than for diagnoses, treatment, or information for friends
  5. Most teens are cautious about social media and health information
  6. Fitness and nutrition are the top issues teens research online
  7. There are substantial digital and health divides among youth
  8. Teens rely heavily on search engines when looking for health information
  9. The vast majority of teens are at least “somewhat” satisfied with the health information they find online
  10. At the same time, many teens come across “negative” health information online

Source: Teens, Health, and Technology: A National Survey, Northwestern University, June 2015
Source URL: http://cmhd.northwestern.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/1886...

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