The object of this review is to summarize the impact of the Internet on the sexual health of adolescents. This article examines the use of websites, blogs and chat rooms as sources for sexual health information for adolescents. The influence of Internet pornography on sexual behaviors and attitudes is addressed. The use of the Internet as a place to find sexual partners is also assessed. During a time of great physical, emotional and sexual change, the Internet is playing a huge role in the decisions adolescents are making, both positive and negative.

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Published in International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, v. 6, no. 4, p. 469-471.

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Reprinted as a book chapter in Child and Adolescent Health Yearbook 2013. Joav Merrick, (Ed.). p. 537-540.

Reprinted as a book chapter in Internet Addiction: A Public Health Concern in Adolescence. Artemis Tsitsika, Mari Janikian, Donald E. Greydanus, Hatim A. Omar, & Joav Merrick, (Eds.). p. 133-137.