This piece from Fox News discusses allegations made by school boards claiming that social media like TikTok and YouTube are contributing to a youth mental health crisis. The lawsuit raises concerns that these platforms are facilitating negative influences on young users, which lead to mental health issues.
This legal action underscores the growing debate around the impact of social media on the wellbeing of adolescents and the responsibility of tech companies in addressing these concerns.
“Children are exposed to harmful content on social media, ranging from violent and sexual content, to bullying and harassment.”Dr Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General