Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Teens access useful health info on the internet
In a story in the Washington Post by Lena H. Sun (June 2, 2015), one-quarter of the teens surveyed went online looking for health info about themselves or a family member.
A third changed their health habits--such as vaping or drinking soda, based on their research.
They also looked up things such as exercise, diet and nutrition, puberty, drugs, sex, and depression.
Eight-eight percent said they did not feel comfortable with airing these on Facebook.
So the "coach" and the health classes are becoming passe?
A concern, though, is that teens do not always see the difference between a commercially sponsored site (say on eCigs) and an objective one. Teens--and everyone else.