One of the biggest problems with social media is that people try to debate the numbers. It's really not rocket science and because it's not, here are all the articles that prove it written by respected experts in the field to prove that social media addiction and exposure to these platforms are causing real problems.

I'm just the guy connecting the dots. Here are the links, look at them for yourself:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4183915/

 

https://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.pn.2017.1b16

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-excess/201805/addicted-social-media

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027795361730223X?via%3Dihub

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0747563216307543

https://www.livescience.com/62718-social-media-habits-depression.html

https://www.psycom.net/depression-teens-social-media

https://www.nhs.uk/news/food-and-diet/instagram-ranked-worst-for-mental-health-in-teen-survey/