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Parents of Teens Suffering from Psychological Harm Due to Social Media Usage May Be Able to Seek Justice and Compensation

Parents of Teens Suffering from Psychological Harm Due to Social Media Usage May Be Able to Seek Justice and Compensation

Recent reports claim social media use causes significant psychological harm to children. Some serious conditions identified are:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Self Harm/Cutting/Skin Picking
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression & Mood Disorders
  • Other Behavioral Health Disorders



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Types Of Body Dysmorphia In Children Connected to Social Media


Having body dysmorphic disorder means the victim focuses on his or her appearance and body image -- by repeatedly checking the mirror, constantly grooming, and seeking the reassurance of others -- sometimes for many hours each day. (Source: The Mayo Clinic)

Perceived flaws and repetitive behaviors cause the sufferer significant distress, and may impact his or her ability to function in daily life.

Sometimes, victims may seek out numerous cosmetic procedures to try to "fix" the perceived flaws.

Afterward, feelings of temporary satisfaction or a reduction in distress are often replaced by the same anxiety which leads to searching for other ways to fix the perceived flaw.

Intense body dysmorphia may lead to the following serious health conditions: 

  • Major depression or mood disorders;
  • Suicidal ideations;
  • Anxiety and social anxiety disorders;
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder;
  • Eating disorders;
  • Substance abuse; and,
  • Other similar conditions

Reports and Studies Link Social Media Use By Teens To Serious Problems


According to U.S. News & World Reports, Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General, has sounded the alarm and calls for action to combat the growing mental health crisis among youth made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Research and data in the following categories demonstrates the need for swift action:

  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reveals that the percentage of adolescents aged 12-17 suffering a major depressive episode increased from an estimated 8% in 2010 to 15.7% in 2019
  • An October 2020 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report revealed the percentage of high school students seriously contemplating suicide increased from 13.8% in 2009 to 18.8% in 2019
  • Surgeon General Murthy’s advisement team cites early estimates that suggest more than 6,600 deaths by suicide occurred among the 10-24 age group in 2020

What’s more, a CNBC article cites a Wall Street Journal report that showed Facebook® documents show just how toxic Instagram® is for the mental health of teens–particularly teen girls.

According to the findings:

  • Of teens reporting suicidal thoughts, 13% of British users and 6% of American users linked the issue to Instagram®
  • 32% of teen girls and 14% of boys confessed that Instagram® made them feel worse about their bodies
  • The key elements of the social media image sharing platform that potentially do the most damage are essential to the channels makeup

According to Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican from Montana, “Facebook® knows Instagram® is toxic for teens, but they don’t care.

And while Facebook® and Instagram® might not care about young teens, Shield Justice Watch does.

We offer psychological victims of excessive social media use and their families an opportunity for justice -- which may include a free legal evaluation of their case and compensation in a court of law. 

Our network of attorneys have a track record of success.


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Depending on the circumstances, the case could be filed for potential compensation

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