Research In Action

Research In Action

ICYMI June 2023
June 1, 2023

Catch up with newsworthy pediatric injury prevention articles from May 2023 gathered by CHOP's Dr. Patty Huang.

Surgeon General Issues Advisory on Social Media

In a recently released report, the Surgeon General warned that social media can have a "profound risk of harm" for children and teens. The report also includes guidance on how families should set limits on their children's social media use.

Experts offered additional advice on how parents can help to manage their teens' use of social media in this article.  

Teens offer their own guidance in this article

Depression Risk and Firearm Access

A new report found that teens with a history of depression and/or lifetime risk of suicidality have increased perceived access to firearms when compared to their peers without depression. 

Restrictions on Teens Driving Golf Carts

Recent Florida legislation requires that any drivers of golf carts under age 18 must have be at least 15 years old with a learner's permit. 

The Need to Understand Female Athletes 

This article highlights the gap in science when it comes to female athletes, which may manifest in higher rates of injuries like knee ligament tears and bone stress fractures. 

100 Deadliest Days

This past weekend marked the beginning of the '100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers,' as the risk of a deadly crash is highest during the summer months for young drivers.