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PP-118 Child welfare ethical dilemma: health-related information on social media
  1. İpek Eroğlu,
  2. Anahita Mohammadi Kouchesfahani
  1. İstanbul Medipol University, School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Business Administration, Beykoz 34810, İstanbul, Türkiye


Aim This study aims to highlight the ethical dilemma surrounding parents sharing child health-related information on social media. It seeks to address the potential risks and challenges associated with such practices and provide insights into how to navigate this complex issue to prioritize the well-being and future health of children.

Material and Method To address this issue, a social media account was created to provide guidance on ethical health data sharing for child healthcare. This platform serves as a space for parents, caregivers, and other stakeholders to understand the challenges, risks, and best practices associated with sharing child health information on social media. Through interactive technologies such as polls, quizzes, and informative posts, the account aims to educate and empower users to make informed decisions that protect children from potentially harmful data processing practices.

Results Through this platform, parents and caregivers gain a deeper understanding of the implications of sharing child health-related information on social media. They learn about the risks of unintentionally exposing children to privacy breaches, cyberbullying, and exploitation. By engaging with the content and resources provided, users can make more conscious choices about what they share online and how it may impact their child’s well-being.

Conclusions In conclusion, while sharing child health information on social media can have positive intentions, parents need to consider the potential ethical implications. Children’s privacy, dignity, and future health outcomes would be positively affected by promoting awareness, education, and guidance on ethical health data sharing through platforms such as this in the digital age.

  • Ethical dilemma
  • Child Health
  • Wellbeing
  • Social Media
  • Digital Privacy

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