Friday, January 30, 2009

Teen substance use references on MySpace

About half of teens reference substance use or other risky behaviors on social networking websites, such as MySpace, according to a study published in the January issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

Not only do the findings suggest that social networking websites can be used to detect if teens are engaging in risky behaviors, they suggest that these sites can also be used for prevention purposes. CADCA has written a good synopsis of these findings.

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