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Prince George’s may sue social media firms over students’ mental health

May 12, 2023
I heard recently that the average person scrolls the height of Big Ben in a day. Whilst waiting for a delayed train in Bath I spotted this line of hands on phones – all endlessly scrolling.

Prince George’s County Public Schools will be the latest district to take legal action against the social media companies behind Instagram, TikTok and other apps arguing they are contributing to a youth mental health crisis and should be held accountable. The county’s board of education decided Thursday night to move forward with retaining legal representation. Several school systems, including Seattle Public Schools in January, have filed suit against the social media companies, and school districts in California, Pennsylvania and Florida have joined.

Article Source: Washington Post

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