Sexting, porn, and Tinder: An investigation of education and health promotion

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Burnet Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Megan Lim megan.lim@burnet.edu.au 85062403

Summary Access to new technologies could present novel risks to young people’s sexual health.

Project Details

Access to new technologies could present novel risks to young people’s sexual health. The emerging popularity of sexting, online pornography use, and dating apps has been linked in some studies to sexual risk behaviours e.g. not using condoms. There is very little known about educating young people about these topics. Many previous programs have taken a fear-based approach which tends to exaggerate the risks of these behaviours and promote abstinence as the only option.

This project involves understanding young people's attitudes to new sexual media and analysis of previous approaches to education and health promotion. It will involve mixed methods research.



Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine, Women's Health



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Burnet Institute

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