The 74th: Teen Mental Health Crisis Pushes More School Districts to Sue Social Media Giants
The 74th – March 31, 2023
By Marianna McMurdock
An added challenge is proving causal harm — that social media companies have caused student depression, anxiety, eating disorders or self-harm. The link is one that neuroscientists and researchers are still unearthing, though experts say there’s an urgent need.
“This is a watershed moment where schools can really roll up their sleeves and do something because — not that they haven’t been in the past — but because it’s so obvious. It’s right in front of them. It’s impacting students’ education,” said Jerry Barone, chief clinical officer at Effective School Solutions, which brings mental health care interventions to schools.
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