SDOC Joins Social Media Lawsuit
Public school officials have observed a rise in the need for mental health counseling, which they attribute to the use of social media products. In response, the Oconee district has joined a “social media” lawsuit with the aim of holding social media companies accountable for creating products that lead to compulsive use among young users. The lawsuit’s proceeds will be used to provide necessary services to students. The district is also set to receive $73,000 from a settlement with electronic cigarette manufacturer Juul.