Social Media & Young Adults: Challenges & Opportunities for STD Prevention
Amanda participated in a panel at the CDC’s annual STD Prevention conference, where she discussed the Pew Internet Project’s latest data on how teens and young adults are using social media and other communicative technologies. Along with Amanda, Kicesie Drew, a health educator with a hugely popular YouTube channel, Sally Swanson from the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina, a group that is harnessing cell phones to answer questions about sexual health and Cornelis Rietmeijer of the Denver public health department all discussed current trends and innovative techniques for reaching young and at-risk populations with health messages through technology.
Resources for further reading:
- Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change – http://pewresearch.org/millennials/
- Social Media and Young Adults – http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Social-Media-and-Young-Adults.aspx
- Teens & Sexting – http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/Teens-and-Sexting.aspx
- Teens and Mobile Phones, 2004-2009 – http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/14–Teens-and-Mobile-Phones-Data-Memo.aspx
- Wireless Internet Use – http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/12-Wireless-Internet-Use.aspx