School District Sues Social Media Companies Over Youth Mental Health Crisis

  • On Friday, Seattle Public Schools filed a lawsuit against several social media giants, claiming that the companies have “created” a youth mental health crisis that has directly interfered with teachers’ ability to instruct students and strained school resources.
  • The lawsuit claims that social media platforms violated Washington’s public nuisance law and seeks the maximum amount of compensatory damages from the parent companies of Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, and YouTube.
  • According to the complaint, damages will be used to expand SPS’s mental health resources.
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