An Integrative Review: Understanding Parental Use of Social Media to Influence Infant and Child Health

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Volume 23, Issue 10, October 2019
https://link.springer.com/journal/10995/23/10

 

Original Paper
An Integrative Review: Understanding Parental Use of Social Media to Influence Infant and Child Health
Kelly Pretorius, Karen E. Johnson, Lynn Rew
Parents of young children have unique informational needs and it has been demonstrated that information-seeking behaviors influence health outcomes. Due to social media’s popularity, understanding parents’ use of social media may assist in disseminating accurate parenting information and in developing targeted interventions. Thus, we aimed to identify and describe the existing literature of parental use of social media for parenting in the U.S.