Technology and Adolescent Health

Technology and Adolescent Health

In Schools and Beyond

1st Edition - March 20, 2020

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  • Editors: Megan Moreno, Andrea Hoopes
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128173190
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128173206

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Technology and Adolescent Health: In Schools and Beyond discusses how today's adolescents are digital natives, using technology at home and in school to access information, for entertainment, to socialize and do schoolwork. This book summarizes research on how technology use impacts adolescent mental health, sleep, physical activity and eating habits. In addition, it identifies monitoring and screening technology-based tools for use with adolescents.

Key Features

  • Summarizes the effects of digital technology use on adolescent mental health
  • Advises on best practices for adolescent technology use in home and schools
  • Identifies digital tools to monitor adolescent health
  • Includes effects on sleep, addiction, socialization, eating and exercise habits
  • Provides both the positive and negative consequences of technology use


Researchers in clinical, developmental, and applied psychology, clinical practitioners, school psychologists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Adolescent development and schooling in the digital age
    Philip Kreniske, Esther Spindler and John Santelli
    2. Current trends in digital media: How and why teens use technology
    Yolanda (Linda) Reid Chassiakos, Margaret Stager
    3. When adolescent offline risks behaviors go online
    Scottye J. Cash and Laura Schwab-Reese
    4. Learning behaviors and school engagement: opportunities and challenges with technology in the classroom
    Sharon L. Lo and Alison L. Miller
    5. Health information and healthcare seeking online
    Francesco Leanza and Rahima Alani
    6. Using digital health technology to support prevention and management of chronic disease among adolescents
    Elizabeth A. Mann, Gail S. Allen and Michelle M. Kelly
    7. Technology and eating behaviors in adolescents
    Yolanda Evans and Lauren Kelly
    8. The influence of technology on physical activity in adolescents
    Stephanie MacDonald, Katherine Rizzone, Sarah Vengal
    9. Adolescent sexual and reproductive health: digital technology risks and opportunities
    Sheana Bull, Sharon Devine, Judith C. Shlay, Andrew Hammes and Sarah J. Schmiege
    10. Technology and sleep
    Maida Lynn Chen, Michelle M. Garrison
    11. Transportation, technology, and adolescent health
    Ajay Paul Singh, Simarjeet Puri and Nithin Charlly
    12. Adolescent Mental Health Challenges in the Digital World
    Linda Charmaraman, Olaide Sode, David Bickham
    13. Mental health benefits and opportunities
    Jessica L. Hamilton, Robert W.S. Coulter and Ana Radovic
    14. Digital tools that promote or alleviate interpersonal violence
    Victoria Adkins and Ellen Selkie
    15. The impact of digital media use on the musculoskeletal and visual systems
    Aja Wade

Product details

  • No. of pages: 426
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: March 20, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128173190
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128173206

About the Editors

Megan Moreno

Dr. Moreno is the Principal Investigator of the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT). The mission of SMAHRT is to advance society’s understanding of the relationships between media and adolescents towards educating adolescents, providing better care, and developing innovations in adolescent health.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin, USA

Andrea Hoopes

Dr. Hoopes is a pediatric and adolescent medicine physician who provides care for adolescent and young adult patients needing sexual and reproductive health services, gender-affirming medical treatment, and mental health care in the context of medical complexity. She has participated in research to improve school- and community-based health education and services for adolescents, both in the United States and in low-resource settings globally.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Adolescent Center, Kaiser Permanente Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

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