Social Media is like JUNK FOOD #foodnotphones

The Lempert Report
November 07, 2023

On Food Not Phones, Colorado has joined more than 30 states in a landmark lawsuit against Meta, the parent company behind Facebook and Instagram. The lawsuit states and alleges that the social media juggernaut has ignored the sweeping damage these platforms have caused to the mental and physical health of our nation's youth. There's a teaching Assistant Professor at the Atlas Institute, Annie Margaret, who's done a bunch of research and really cautioning the fact that social media is really overcomplicating the lives of 12, 13, 14-year-olds. One stat that she talks about from her interviews with 12 to 16 -year-olds is that some are setting alarms to wake themselves up in the middle of the night to check social media because they're worried about going to school the next day having not seen something, and then someone might be upset with them.

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