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Montgomery County Public Schools joins federal social media lawsuit

June 16, 2023
Captured in a metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia primary school, this photograph depicts a typical classroom scene, where an audience of school children were seated on the floor before a teacher at the front of the room, who was reading an illustrated storybook, during one of the scheduled classroom sessions. Assisting the instructor were two female students to her left, and a male student on her right, who was holding up the book, while the seated classmates were raising their hands to answer questions related to the story just read.

Montgomery County Public Schools is joining hundreds of school systems around the country in a lawsuit against social media companies that are behind Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and other websites, arguing that social media has fueled a youth mental health crisis. The school system — which is Maryland’s largest with over 160,000 students — joins roughly 500 districts already signed onto the suit, according to the Frantz Law Firm, which announced Montgomery’s involvement in a news release Tuesday.

Article Source: Washington Post

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