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Mayor Adams is Suing Social Media Companies For Harming Youth

New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced a lawsuit against TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube to be held accountable for their "damaging influence on the mental health of children." Full Story

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Good for him!
February 14, 2024 8:47 pm

Finally someone taking a stand to make change in this insane world!

Say, maybe…
Reply to  Good for him!
February 15, 2024 8:32 am

…he could “take a stand” about things that are in his bailiwick as mayor? Things like the crime rate? It’s usually the case that when a mayor or other local official is pontificating about some National or global issue, it’s little more than an attempt to cover up their incompetence at their actual job.

Or to quote Victor Davis Hanson: “Quite simply, the next time your elected local or state official holds a press conference about global warming, the Middle East, or the national political climate, expect to experience poor county law enforcement, bad municipal services, or regional insolvency.”

Finally !!!
February 14, 2024 9:00 pm

Now parents , teachers , rabbeim and everyone in between. Stop trying to find “good “‘ reasons you need to be on social media and be a TRUE, proper example to your and our children. It doesn’t help our children’s mental health when all their adults and every person walking the street and the halls of their school is distracted.

Mental health advocates
February 14, 2024 9:01 pm

So many of the so called “ mental health champions “ are on their phones and social media all day. To understand mental health is to understand that we need to be present for ourselves ( our own mental health ) and be present for our students and loved ones ( their mental health).

If people only saw a video of themselves
February 14, 2024 9:07 pm

Smiling at their phone , what their selfies really look like , how people interpret their posts, nearly bumping into people as they walk , the distraught look of their spouse , or friend when they are distracted yet again , their child’s sad eyes as they wait to share a thought or feel sick as parent is scrolling , chatting about a party while waiting at a levaya , shopping Amazon during the bas mitzvah girls speech and the instagram scrolling sitting at a wedding … and the list goes on and on …. The video would be quite… Read more »

These are not “goyishe” problems
February 14, 2024 10:24 pm

Our own Children and teens are in psych wards all over the country. Some started serving kosher while kosher options are opening as well. How bad do things have to get before we make some real changes. ( like everything else change starts with ourselves- we model healthy things , our children and students will follow suit )

Quoting statistics from 2021
February 14, 2024 11:21 pm

Ah yes, it’s all social media’s fault that 1 year out from covid we had insane numbers of school aged children feeling hopeless. I’m sure it had nothing to do with the fact that their schools were shut for months on end while the government and unions used school closure as a battering ram against their political opponents. (This isn’t to say that social media isn’t to blame for the mental health crisis in a huge way, but let’s not forget the part the city had to play in this as well). Additionally, top down government intervention is rarely successful… Read more »

Take responsibility
February 15, 2024 8:13 am

Do they sue the average film company that makes totally inappropriate children’s movies? No. Do they sue ridiculous politicians that are terrible for everyone’s mental health? No.
Yes there are dangers, but don’t watch if you know what’s good for you! Suing is quite off target.
People need to take responsibility for their actions and learn to control themselves, or the next step will probably be suing teachers for the decline in a child’s mental health. Grow up world!

no words
Reply to  Take responsibility
February 15, 2024 11:06 am

how totally inappropriate and irresponsible to say this! I’m so glad the Mayor is doing something! More than our own leaders and Rabbanim are doing about this tragic issue! A child should “control themselves” around a phone??? Their brains are not even fully developed until age 25, and social media aps make their product addictive on purpose and target our children. It’s like giving a child a lit cigarette and telling them not to get addicted!

Lol
Reply to  no words
February 15, 2024 1:11 pm

Take this from it…
YOU should control yourself around phones, get a filter and use for what you need.
And educate your child that they do NOT need a phone, how to deal with peer pressure etc
Ditto for drugs and cigarettes.
It’s an attitude.

And who's responsibility is that
Reply to  no words
February 15, 2024 10:06 pm

Right, and it’s on parents not to cave to peer pressure and give their kids phones. Suing social media companies does nothing to address the root of the issue and frankly it’s not the governments responsibility to parent your kids

Do you have kids?
Reply to  Take responsibility
February 15, 2024 11:58 am

I don’t think you would.say this if you actually had kids. You would be VERY concerned about it when you see their peers heavily involved in social media!

everyone delete ur social media
February 15, 2024 11:31 am

delete it all

adams
February 15, 2024 1:01 pm

he needs to be sued for his dem ways

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