Sex education and social media

Group Media Psychology published in Palgrave Encyclopedia

Young people today increasingly obtain sexual information from the Internet and social media. Sex education must adapt to these changes: Adolescents need to be empowered to deal competently with online sex education. In addition, sex education as a profession is required to be present on YouTube, Instagram and TikTok itself. Prof. Döring from the Media Psychology and Media Design Group at Technische Universität Ilmenau presents the current state of research on sexuality education and  social media. The article is part of the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Sexuality Education.



Döring, N. (2024). Social Media and Sex Education. In L. Allen & M.L. Rasmussen (Eds.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Sexuality Education. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.


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