When most teens have health problems or concerns they turn to Dr. Google.com to provide them with answers. Afraid to talk with their parents teens seek online health sites to soothe their concerns. The problem is that most health sites geared toward teens are full of miss information.
On this Episode of the Digital Parent Podcast we invited my good friend Dr. Laura Offutt who is the top teen health advocate in the country. Laura Offutt, MD received her BA from Columbia University in NYC and her MD at Northwestern University in Chicago. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where she stayed on as a member of the academic faculty. Subsequently Dr. Offutt has had numerous medical roles in clinical research, drug safety and medical consulting.
She is also the founder of Real Talk with Dr. Offutt which is a teen health resource site that uses social media to encourage teens to be a part of their digital health. On this episode Dr. Offutt and I discussed some of the following topics:
Questions I Asked Laura About Teen Health:
- How Often Teens Going Online Looking for Health Information
- What is The Barrier to Teens Using Health Wearable Tools Such as Fitbit
- Explain the Different Ways Teens Can Ensure Their Health Privacy is Protected
- Is There a Trend in Social Media of Teens Using Groups and Chats to Discuss Health Issues.
In this Episode, You Will Learn:
- Why Teens Can’t Trust Health Information on Google
- Top Reason Teens Hate Health Apps
- How Kids Research Online Pornography to Learn About Their Body
- Why Sexual Health Topics are The Least Favorite Searched Topics for Teens
- The Reason Teens Look Up Their Parent’s Health Online
Top Teen Health Sites Mentioned by Laura
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