NEW YORK – New York City issues health advisory regardingbecause of its impact on children. The city calls social media an “environmental health toxin.”
Mayor Eric Adams made the announcement during his annual meeting.
“We must also protect our students from online dangers, including the growing dangers presented by social media. Companies like TikTok, YouTube and Facebook are fueling a mental health crisis by designing their platform with addictive and dangerous features. We We cannot stand idly by and “Let big tech monetize our children’s privacy and endanger their mental health. “That’s why today Dr. Ashwin Vasan is releasing a Health Commissioner Advisory officially designating social media as a public health crisis risk in New York,” Adams said.
Adams said New York was the first major city in the country to make the declaration.
“Just like the surgeon general did with tobacco and guns, we are treating social media like other public health risks, and it must stop. We must ensure that technology companies take responsibility for their products,” Adams said.
Adams said more details about the notice and its implications would be revealed soon.
“We are going to correct this crisis that our children are facing,” he said.
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