The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781351026987, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

The pervasiveness of social media in young people’s lives is widely acknowledged, yet there is little evidence-based understanding of the impacts of social media on young people’s health and wellbeing.

Young People, Social Media and Health draws on novel research to understand, explain, and illustrate young people’s experiences of engagement with health-related social media; as well as the impacts they report on their health, wellbeing, and physical activity. Using empirical case studies, digital representations, and evidence from multi-sector and interdisciplinary stakeholders and academics, this volume identifies the opportunities and risk-related impacts of social media.

Offering new theoretical insights and practical guidelines for educators, practitioners, parents/guardians, and policy makers; Young People, Social Media and Health will also appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as Sociology of Sport, Youth Sports Development, Secondary Physical Education, and Media Effects.

part I|2 pages

Case studies of young people’s engagement with health-related social media

chapter 2|7 pages


Automatically sourced social media content
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chapter 3|7 pages


Suggested or recommended social media content
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chapter 4|7 pages


Peer content
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chapter 5|7 pages


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chapter 6|7 pages


Reputable content
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part II|2 pages

Disciplinary analysis of young people’s engagement with health-related social media

chapter 8|15 pages

Social media as a health resource

A salutogenic perspective
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chapter 9|15 pages

School physical education and learning about health

Pedagogical strategies for using social media
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chapter 11|15 pages

Space, place, and identity

New pressures in the lives of young people
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chapter 15|14 pages

Young people, social media, and digital democracy

Towards a participatory foundation for health and physical education’s engagement with digital technologies
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part III|2 pages

Evidence-based guidelines, recommendations, and actions

chapter 16|17 pages

Right message, right time

How adults can support young people’s engagement with health-related social media
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chapter 17|13 pages

Young people, social media, physical activity, and health

Final thoughts on the work, the present, and the future
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