The role of social media in developing young people’s health literacy

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    In this chapter, the notion of health literacy is explored in the context of adolescents learning about health. Up until fairly recently, the concept of health literacy has been driven mainly by health care models and has specifically targeted adult populations. This chapter uses the case studies (Chapters 2–7) provided to explore an alternative way of discussing and promoting health literacy and in ways that draw on the perspectives of young people and their frequent engagement with social media in a digital age.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationYoung people, social media and health
    EditorsVictoria A. Goodyear, Kathleen M. Armour
    Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY
    PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)9781351026970, 9781351026987
    ISBN (Print)9781138493957
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Publication series

    NameRoutledge studies in physical education and youth sport

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