CPSD Joins Social Media Lawsuit

CPSD Joins Social Media Lawsuit
Posted on 11/16/2023
Social Media Icons

The ever-present digital age has brought about incredible advancements, but it has also ushered in the influence of social media platforms that significantly impact our students. While these platforms offer some benefits, they are increasingly causing harm to our students, particularly in the areas of mental health, privacy, and safety.  


We are deeply concerned about the negative impacts these platforms have on our students, such as cyberbullying and other related issues. The Clover Park School District Board of Directors recently passed a resolution to participate in a lawsuit against several social media companies.  

The resolution passed by our School Board is grounded in the recognition that excessive social media use is contributing to mental health issues in our community, state and nation. The lawsuit, which is currently taking place, aims to hold social media companies accountable for the harm they have caused. 


As we move forward with this lawsuit, we remain committed to supporting our students in every way possible. We will provide updates on the lawsuit's progress and continue to offer resources to help families navigate the digital landscape.  


Here are some valuable resources to help you navigate your child's online activities and support their safety and well-being:  

  • Common Sense Media for expert reviews, age-appropriate recommendations, and advice on media usage.  

  • Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between (Common Sense Media): Explore this Common Sense Media article to gain insights into the world of social media and how to manage it as a parent.  

  • CPSD Internet Safety Information Night Video: Watch the CPSD Internet Safety Information Night video to learn more about internet safety and protecting your child online.  

  • Parents' Ultimate Guide to TikTok (Common Sense Media): TikTok is immensely popular among youth. This guide will help you understand and manage your child's TikTok use.  

  • TikTok App Safety (internetmatters.org): Discover tips and resources for ensuring your child's safety on TikTok by visiting internetmatters.org.  


Together, we can ensure a safer and more positive online experience for our children.