Many adolescents and young adults consume a lot of alcohol, which is related to serious negative consequences for both youth and society. A recent development is that young people nowadays place a lot of posts about this alcohol use on Social Networking Sites (SNS), such as Facebook and Instagram. Alarmingly, most of these messages show alcohol in a positive light.
This project investigates how and why young adolescents talk about alcohol on SNS, as well as the effects of alcohol-related SNS-posts on young peoples´ alcohol consumption, and the conditions under which these effects occur. Moreover, an intervention-plan will be developed and tested to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol-related posts on SNS.
|Research team:||Dr. Hanneke Hendriks |
|Collaborators:||Prof. Bas van den Putte & Winnie Gebhardt (Leiden University)|
|Status:||Ongoing since January 1, 2016|
|Funding:||Nederlandse organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO; VENI Hanneke Hendriks)||More information:||www.alcoholsns.com|