Exploring the Risks of Social Media Use in Adolescents

1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity rate is 10$ for NAPNAP Members and for non- members.
While technology has brought about advancements in every aspect of ordinary daily life, it has also created risks for the pediatric population not experienced in earlier generations. The use of social media has become common among all age groups, especially adolescents. This course will discuss the risks associated with social media use and the role of the NP in caring for children who participate on social media sites.

Introduction: This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0 is pharmacology.
IMPORTANT: This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. You must be logged in using your NAPNAP Username and Password to be recognized as a Member of NAPNAP. If you are a current member of NAPNAP, and you are being asked to purchase this activity at the Non-Member rate, please contact the NAPNAP National Office at (877) 662-7627 to request assistance prior to entering any payment information.


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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the benefits and risks associated with social media use.
  •  Integrate the promotion of the healthy and safe use of social media during patient encounters.
  • Monitor for patient well-being and mental health related to social media use.
  • Evaluate for potential addictive behaviors resulting from internet/social media use.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Deena Garner, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC: Clinical Instructor, UAMS-College of Nursing; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Arkansas Pediatric Clinic, Little Rock, Ark.



Dr.Garner has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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