Fighting Childhood Obesity with Social Media - Page 2
Children Fighting Childhood Obesity
It’s important to note there might be possible downsides to social media for children, for instance, spending too much time sitting in front of a screen, the potential for cyber bullying, and privacy issues. Nonetheless, fighting childhood obesity with social media can be quite powerful. The immediacy of going on line appears to be more beneficial for children and teens as opposed to traditional methods of doctor visits and joining support groups.
More research is needed on childhood obesity to determine differences in gender, socioeconomic, geographical, ethnicity, and the level of social media engagement for weight management interventions. Nonetheless, healthier children through health promotion and education are one step closer to success.