200 School Districts Suing Social Media Giants For Student Mental Health Concerns
Written by Tariq on July 27, 2023
Schools are taking on social media giants including Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat, and YouTube, asserting that the platforms have caused their students harm – particularly regarding issues like cyberbullying and mental health issues linked to social media usage. Approximately 200 school districts have joined the lawsuit against the platforms’ parent companies so far, which has been consolidated in the U.S. District Court in Oakland, Calif., due to the multiple individual suits brought by the schools. Hundreds of families are suing for the same thing in the same district court.