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Social Media in the Sexual Lives of African American and Latino Youth: Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Neighborhood

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Stevens, Robin; Dunaev, Jamie; Malven, Ellen; Bleakley, Amy; Hull, Shawnika

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Abstract There has been significant interest in the role of social media in the lives of adolescents, particularly as it relates to sexual risk. Researchers have focused on understanding usage behaviors, quantifying effects of social media exposure and activity, and using social media to intervene. Much of this work has focused on college students and non-minority youth. In this paper, we examine the growing body of literature around social media use among US minority youth and its intersection with sexual risk behavior. We introduce the concept of the "digital neighborhood" and examine the intersection of social media and sexual health in two domains: 1) sexual content in social media and 2) evidence of social media effects on sexual behavior. Finally, we discuss the opportunities and challenges for researchers and practitioners engaging youth of color. (author's abstract)
Keywords adolescent; social media; online service; Internet; media; effect; impact analysis; sex behavior; sexuality; attitude; sex education; ethnic group; minority; risk behavior; health promotion; prophylaxis; United States of America
Classification Interactive, electronic Media; Impact Research, Recipient Research; Family Sociology, Sociology of Sexual Behavior
Document language English
Publication Year 2016
Page/Pages p. 60-70
Journal Media and Communication, 4 (2016) 3
Issue topic Adolescents in the Digital Age: Effects on Health and Development
ISSN 2183-2439
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution