Internet influence on the biopsychosocial health of adolescents: an integratitive review

ABSTRACT Objectives: To identify scientific evidence on the influence of internet use on adolescents’ biopsychosocial health. Methods: Integrative review, with database search, using the descriptors “internet”, “adolescent health” and “adolescent behavior”. After applying the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 16 articles were selected. Results: Knowledge convergence produced for three main themes was demonstrated: “Internet exposure time and possible damages to adolescent health”; “Internet, adolescent and cyberbullying”; and “Internet as a source of information for adolescent health”. Final considerations: The network involves an intricate network of interactions, providing varied behaviors and attitudes that reflect on adolescent health. Therefore, it is important to articulate nursing actions with the school community and the family, in order to carry out health education.