Adolescent Health Implications of New Age Technology (2016)

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2016 Feb;63(1):183-94. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2015.09.001.

Jacobson C1, Bailin A1, Milanaik R1, Adesman A2.


This article examines the health implications of new age technology use among adolescents. As Internet prevalence has increased, researchers have found evidence of potential negative health consequences on adolescents. Internet addiction has become a serious issue. Pornography is now easily accessible to youth and studies have related pornography with several negative health effects. Cyberbullying has become a large problem as new age technologies have created a new and easy outlet for adolescents to bully one another. These technologies are related to increased morbidity and mortality, such as suicides due to cyberbullying and motor vehicle deaths due to texting while driving.

KEYWORDS: Adolescents; Cell phone; Cyberbullying; Internet addiction; Pornography; Video games

PMID: 26613696

DOI: 10.1016/j.pcl.2015.09.001