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Young people, social media, social network sites and sexual health communication in Australia: ‘this is funny, you should watch it

Evers, Clifton Westly; Albury, Kath; Byron, Paul; Crawford, Kate

Authors

Clifton Westly Evers

Kath Albury

Paul Byron

Kate Crawford

Abstract

Social media and social network sites (SNS) are an evolving area for sexual health communication with young people. They present opportunities and challenges for sexual health professionals and young people alike, such as learning through interactivity and addressing concerns about privacy. In this article, we present and discuss the findings from six rural and urban focus groups with young people in Australia about the use of social media and SNS for sexual health communication. We discuss a number of issues related to the use of social media and SNS for sexual health communication, such as concerns about bullying, privacy, and the stigma attached to sexual health.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 1, 2013
Journal International Journal of Communication
Electronic ISSN 1932-8036
Publisher University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Institution Citation Evers, C. W., Albury, K., Byron, P., & Crawford, K. (2013). Young people, social media, social network sites and sexual health communication in Australia: ‘this is funny, you should watch it. International Journal of Communication, 7,
Publisher URL http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/1106/853
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0



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