Tipton County TN Lawyer for Social Media and Child Mental Health
Our firm recently announced we’re joining a lawsuit against Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. As a child social media lawyer in Tipton County, TN, I’ve seen the harm these apps have caused.
If you’re in Covington, Munford or other parts of Tipton County and worry about social media and your child’s mental health, you should know you aren’t alone. I am helping families like yours hold them responsible for what they’ve done.
Here’s what we believe is happening and what steps you should take if you think you have a case.
The Problem with Social Media and Children
Social media has changed the world, no doubt about it. And for some families, the changes have been truly devastating.
Many parents say the transformation in their children was sudden and drastic. One moment, they had a happy and well-adjusted child. The next, they were grappling with depression, anxiety, or hopelessness. Some children experienced mood swings or became withdrawn, while others fell ill and required medical attention or, tragically, lost their lives.
If your child or teenager has suffered any of the following consequences due to their social media usage, you may be eligible for compensation:
- Suicidal ideation, attempts, or death
- Depression or self-harm
- Eating disorders
- Grooming or sexual assault
- Any other related harm
Only recently have we started to see the link between these changes and social media. However, the companies have been aware of this for a long time.
Why Social Media Companies Like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat Are Responsible
Evidence from social media companies’ internal records, along with multiple investigations, reveal that these platforms pose a significant threat to children.
What’s more, they show the companies knew the risks their products posed to children and teens. Instead of addressing the issues, they began designing platforms for even younger kids.
Based on all of this information, we believe the social media companies:
- Deliberately created products that are addictive for children.
- Failed to protect minors from harmful and exploitative content.
- Allowed the existence and even promotion of sites that glorify eating disorders, self-harm, and violence.
- Allowed access to underage users, in violation of their own rules.
- Supplied material that helps children get around parental supervision and control, and
- Neglected to inform parents of the dangers associated with these platforms.
For some minors and teens, using these social media platforms has resulted in severe harm, self-destructive illnesses, and even death.
Many Parents Have No Idea
It’s easy for outsiders to blame parents for these issues, especially if they’ve never used the apps. But many parents have no idea what social media is doing to their children. You may see a change in your child’s behavior but have no idea why.
The widespread use of smartphones and computers, even in schools, makes it hard for parents to keep track of and control their children’s social media consumption. Children and teens also tend to be more tech-savvy than their parents, which makes it easier for them to hide their usage.
And that’s before these companies send children content teaching them how to get around parental controls.
Get a Child Social Media Lawyer in Tipton County, TN
If you’re a parent in Covington, Munford, or nearby areas and your child or teenager has been impacted negatively by their use of social media, you should contact a child social media lawyer in Tipton County, TN.
Our legal team is working with families whose children are 23 years old or younger and have received treatment for any of the following conditions related to social media usage:
- Eating disorders such as bulimia or anorexia
- Child abuse
- Suicidal ideation
- Suicide attempts
Your family deserves justice and compensation for the harm caused to your children by these companies.
We’re handling each of these cases individually (as opposed to a class action suit). So we work closely with you and keep you informed throughout the entire process. We will protect your child throughout the process. Our priority is always our clients, as shown through our multiple awards for client satisfaction.
And our reward is tied to your success — we only win if you do.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have, no strings attached. Contact us today at 901-327-2100 or fill out the form below to begin.