Social Media Teen Harm Attorneys in Fort Mill & Greenville, SC
At the David W. Martin Law Group, our South Carolina injury attorneys are dedicating our resources to protecting individuals and families — including children and teenagers — whose lives have been negatively impacted by social media platforms.
With more research, whistleblowers, and studies providing tangible proof that social media platforms — notably Instagram and Snapchat — are causing increased rates of self-harm in pre-teens and teenagers locally and across the nation, it is our duty to help our clients take a stand.
Here is what our South Carolina residents need to know about the negative impacts of social media on their children and teenagers.
Families are Suffering from the Irreparable Harm Social Media is Causing Tweens and Teenagers Throughout South Carolina
With little to no oversight, social media platforms and their parent companies are being accessed by vulnerable children and teenagers who are engaging in self-harm because of their online experiences.
Both male and female tweens and teenagers are being subjected to significant dangers because of their social media use, including body shaming, attacks on their self-esteem, and other sensory disturbances that are leading to eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorders, self-mutilation, and tragic attempts or effective suicides.
If you or your child have spent extended time engaging in self-harm because of online experiences, we want to hear your story, so we can hold the liable parties accountable for your damages.
Our Fort Mill & Greenville, SC Personal Injury Law Firm at the David W. Martin Law Group Provides the Following Practice Area:
- Bicycle Accident
- Boat Accident
- Dog Bite
- Motorcycle Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Truck Accident
- Wrongful Death
- Slip & Fall
- Workers’ Compensation
- Medical Malpractice
- Sexual Abuse
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Negligent Security
How Can the David W. Martin Law Group Help Me Pursue Social Media Companies for the Harm They Have Caused My Children?
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.
This includes proof through released documents that state 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.
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.
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 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.
Contact Our South Carolina Social Media and Teen Injury Attorneys Today for Help
Our South Carolina social media and injury and fatality attorneys 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.
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 by calling (803) 548-2468 or contact us our personal injury lawyers in Fort Mill & Greenville, SC today to schedule a consultation.
We know this is an increasingly difficult time for you and your family and will review your case with precision, skill, and the privacy you deserve to pursue the best outcome.