TikTok Mental Injury Class Action

TikTok Mental Injury Class Action

Rice Harbut Elliott LLP and Willows Wellsch Orr & Brundige LLP have commenced proposed national class proceedings against TikTok on behalf of all Canadians who were under the age of majority when they acquired TikTok accounts, viewed and/or engaged with harmful content - including images and advertisements which promoted unrealistic body images, eating disorders and self-harm – and suffered injuries as a result.


The claim alleges that through their own internal research and otherwise, the Defendants knew or ought to have known that viewing this kind of content was associated with harm to young persons, that the Defendants failed to warn young persons or their parents/guardians about these risks and promoted harmful social content on their platforms in order to maximize screen time, and that they profited as a result. As a result it is alleged that many young persons have suffered mental injury including addiction to social media.

A copy of the Statement of Claim commencing this lawsuit has been filed and can be found here.

If your children have suffered with any mental injury including social media addiction as a result of using TikTok, you may be affected by this class action lawsuit. Please fill out the form below to get in touch with us. Joining our contact list creates no financial obligation and we will keep all the information that you provide to us confidential.

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