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Technology and Adolescent Health - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128173190, 9780128173206

Technology and Adolescent Health

1st Edition

In Schools and Beyond

Editors: Megan A. Moreno Andrea J. Hoopes
Paperback ISBN: 9780128173190
eBook ISBN: 9780128173206
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th March 2020
Page Count: 426
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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. Why This Book is Needed
    2. Primary Care Needs
    3. Nutrition
    4. Physical Activity
    5. Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Needs
    6. Sleep
    7. Safety
    8. Mental Health
    9. Interpersonal Violence
    10. Substance Abuse
    11. LGBTQ Health
    12. Social Media
    13. Physical and Cognitive Disabilities
    14. Legal and Policy Considerations


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20th March 2020
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About the Editors

Megan A. 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 J. 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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