A California school board is suing Google, TikTok and Snapchat for causing unprecedented mental health consequences among young people.
TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube – which is owned by Google – are purposefully designed to be addictive platforms that have “carefully cultivated” a mental health crisis among U.S. students, a Silicon Valley school board alleged in a recent lawsuit.
Thus, the San Mateo County school board maintains, schools are left to handle the mental health implications.
Psychotherapist and author Thomas Kersting told “Fox & Friends Weekend,” Sunday, that schools are now part-academic and part-mental health institutions because of an “overload” of students with mental health conditions — some likely caused or exacerbated by social media.
YOUTUBE, TIKTOK AND SNAPCHAT SUED BY SILICON VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD FOR ‘MONETIZING MISERY’
Public safety policy attorney Donte Mills joined the segment, telling co-host Joey Jones that, despite the dangerous stigma that has become synonymous with social media, the lawsuit will “be difficult to hold up in court.” It will be hard to prove that the companies knew their technology would be harmful upon release, Mills stressed.