(New Buffalo, MI) - The school district in New Buffalo has joined a nationwide lawsuit against Facebook and other social media platforms.
The lawsuit alleges that social media companies failed to protect the mental health of students, interfering with student learning in the process. Even more specifically, the lawsuit claims teachers and counselors are increasingly having to redirect educational time and resources to manage students’ mental health emergencies.
More than 800 school districts are represented in the lawsuit, which calls for social media platforms to implement safeguards.
The U.S. Surgeon General is also involved in the matter, recommending schools incorporate digital and media literacy into education to reduce the risks of social media.