Youth Internet use: risks and opportunities

  title={Youth Internet use: risks and opportunities},
  author={Shu-Sha Angie Guan and Kaveri Subrahmanyam},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
Purpose of review The Internet has become all pervasive in the lives of young people and this paper will review studies that examine the risks and opportunities that it affords. We will examine research that investigates the more negative aspects of youth online behavior such as addiction as well as online risks such as harassment/cyber bullying and sexual solicitation. In addition, positive aspects of Internet use such as its potential for learning and enhancing social relations as well as… Expand
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