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The Impact of Social Media on Minors’ Physical and Mental Health – Lawsuit Investigation

May 24, 2021 by  

Ahdoot Wolfson is investigating the adverse physical and mental health impacts and other harms associated with technology-related addictions and excessive social media use.

Excessive online social media use by youth has grown into what mental health researchers and professionals have called “the greatest public-health crisis this generation has ever seen.” Children and teens are suffering from unprecedented high rates of depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, and other serious health issues. Recent reporting shows that youth face an increased risk of exposure to self-harm, cyberbullying, pornography, drug abuse, and child predators.

Eighty percent (80%) of teens report being on their phones eight or more hours per day. At least 50% report feeling addicted to their phones. As few as two hours on social networking sites is linked with higher reports of psychological distress.  

If your child has struggled with excessive social media use or otherwise been harmed by an experience on or due to the use of social media (e.g., bullying, addiction, self-inflicted harm), please contact Ahdoot Wolfson. We understand the significance and sensitivity of every child’s unique experience, and we want to hear their stories. Ahdoot Wolfson can provide private and confidential consultation. Please submit your information in the form below and one of our lawyers will promptly call you.