About Digital Connections

Digital Connections is a study conducted by a team at the University of Denver.

The purpose of this study is to get a better understanding of how youth use Facebook, the topics they discuss and share, and how others respond to them. We also want to understand how these interactions influence youth's engagement in sexual risk behaviors, substance use, and experiences of victimization. We hope to use this information to develop social media interventions to help unstably housed youth avoid negative outcomes.

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