Social Media Teen Harm Attorneys in South Carolina
Our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in South Carolina manage all types of personal injury cases where a negligent party has caused our residents’ harm. In some cases, this means pursuing large corporations when their products cause both individuals and families significant physical, emotional, and financial damages that are difficult to recover from without professional help.
Specifically, our South Carolina personal injury attorneys are focusing on social media platforms, like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat that are impacting the well-being of pre-teens and teenagers locally and across the country.
With little to no oversight, social media platforms and their parent companies are being accessed by vulnerable children who spend extended time engaging in self-harm because of their online experiences.
Recently, former social media employees turned whistleblowers have leaked important documents disclosing the extent to which their employers knew their products, notably Instagram and Snapchat, were harming children and chose to do nothing about it.
By placing profits over the well-being of some of our most vulnerable residents, social media platforms are causing significant dangers to our kids — including eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorders, self-mutilation, and tragic attempts or effective suicides.
If your child is suffering from self-harm caused by social media use, contact our skilled civil litigation attorneys in South Carolina for help today. We are investigating all potential legal angles where we can help bring justice to the children, teenagers, and families who have been negatively impacted by social media use.
How is Social Media Causing Harm to Children and Teenagers in South Carolina?
Our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in South Carolina are reviewing allegations that multiple social media platforms intentionally and deliberately designed their social media platforms with zero regard for the safety of our children.
Both Instagram and Snapchat are under investigation for creating algorithms designed to addict children and lead them to increasingly provocative images that often promote eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal tendencies, suicide attempts, and suicide in South Carolina and across the country.
This widespread damage occurs when social media outlets:
- Fail to verify the ages of users, allowing children under the age of 13 to access their platforms based on self-reported birthdays.
- Market themselves as safe for children over 14 with full knowledge that their software programs were particularly dangerous to adolescents and teenage girls.
- Fail to warn parents and/or social media users of the known negative health effects associated with the use of their platforms.
According to Social Media, Internet Use and Suicide Attempts in Adolescents, a study published by Current Opinion in Psychiatry, which reviewed multiple social media platforms…
“Current evidence suggests that excessive or ‘problematic’ use of social media/internet does impact suicide risk, specifically increasing the risk of suicide attempts. … As internet and social media platforms develop, more understanding of the specific risks and mechanisms associated with different types of digital activity, by different population groups will be essential to understand risk and pave the way for specific interventions.”
If you or your child has engaged in self-harm, endangered their well-being, or attempted or committed suicide because of the impact social media use has had on their life, we want to help you pursue the liable parties that caused their injuries or death.
Our South Carolina personal injury law firm represent individuals and families who have been hurt or have lost a loved one in:
- Auto Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Negligent Security
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Sexual Abuse
- Slip and Fall Injuries
- Truck Accidents
- Workers’ Compensation
- Wrongful Death
Contact our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in South Carolina Today
Our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in South Carolina understand how difficult this is for you and your family, and will handle your case with the utmost discretion, privacy, and care, so you understand your legal rights and options from the beginning. We are here to help you and your child take back control of your lives.
Contact us today by calling 803-548-2468 to learn more about holding the negligent social media company liable for your complete recovery needs.