Digital media technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to improve youth’s well-being, including message personalization, responsive data feedback, and social network intervention. However, there are also risks involved, such as undesired health effects and breaches of privacy and autonomy. Moniek Buijzen’s research investigates how we can harness the potential of digital media technology to improve young people’s well-being, while minimizing potential risks. She strives for a continuous interaction between scientific research and innovative technological applications.
Moniek Buijzen is Professor of Communication and Behavioural Change in the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her research is funded by grants from the European Research Council (ERC) and the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO). In addition to her research and teaching activities, Moniek focuses on bridging the academy-society divide. With academic partner Esther Rozendaal she initiated Bitescience.com.