Our Lawsuit Against Social Media Companies Over Teen Suicide

If you’ve lost a child to depression or have seen a young person suffer from suicidal ideation because of social media, you aren’t alone. There are, horribly, many other families in your position. And it’s long past time to put an end to this tragedy. Learn more about our Memphis firm’s child and teen social media suicide lawsuit and what to do if you know someone who’s been affected.

Our Teen Social Media Suicide Lawsuit

Our Memphis personal injury firm is currently pursuing a legal action brought by families and individuals who have suffered the loss of a child or experienced self-harm ideation because of the negative effects of social media on young people. The lawsuit aims to hold social media companies accountable for the ways in which their platforms contribute to mental and emotional harm among children and teens.

Evidence shows social media use is linked to an increased risk of suicide among young people. Studies have found that those who spend more than three hours per day on social media are more likely to report suicidal thoughts and attempts compared to those who spend less time on these platforms. This connection is particularly pronounced among girls.

Social media can contribute to feelings of loneliness and isolation, and it can be a platform for cyberbullying, which can lead to feelings of hopelessness. Additionally, social media can promote an impossible standard of body image, lifestyle, and success that can result in young people feeling inadequate and worthless. Together, these feeling can overwhelm our youngest and most vulnerable.

How Social Media Companies Are Responsible

Unfortunately, the social media companies like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat knew these risks and did nothing about it. Instead, they continued to produce addictive products and send young children dangerous content, including:

  • sexually exploitative messages
  • extreme weight-loss content that can lead to eating disorders
  • harassment and cyberbullying
  • methods to shield their parents from their online use
  • and more.

We can’t continue to let them get away with this.

These companies have a huge impact on society and the public’s well-being. As such, they have a moral and ethical obligation to prioritize the mental health of their users, and especially young people who are more vulnerable to social media’s worst impulses.

How to Join Our Child and Teen Social Media Suicide Lawsuit

Our Memphis personal injury firm seeks to hold Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and other companies accountable. We believe their deliberate actions and inactions have devastated families across the country. We want to create a safer internet for young people and prevent future mental health crises. Our children deserve it.

What’s more, the families who’ve lost children to social media and the resulting depression deserve justice. Their children deserve a voice.

We hope to be that voice in the courts for them and for you. If you’ve been through a tragic loss because of social media, please reach out to us and let us stand up for you. That includes if your child under 23 has experienced any of the following because of social media:

  • suicidal ideation
  • suicide attempts
  • self-harm
  • eating disorders
  • sexual exploitation

Our attorneys will work with your family to fight back against these tech giants. We will defend your child to the bitter end and treat you with the compassion, empathy, and open communication you deserve. We will treat you as our own family, and we don’t win a thing until you do.

To get started, contact us today at 901-327-2100 or use the form below. We look forward to speaking with you.

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If you or someone you know needs mental health assistance right now, call 988 to reach the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. This is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone in the US 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.