Almost every hand shot up in a packed ballroom of close to 1,000 people when members of the audience were asked if they thought social media was as unhealthy as fast food. In fact, multiple sessions about social media and its relation to health were packed to the brim at SXSW this year, proving how widespread the concern is.

“Teens are so worried about keeping Snapchat streaks. They’re so worried about what their follower ratio is, how many likes they get on Instagram. It’s really damaging to teens’ mental health,” said Gabby Frost, 21-year-old founder of the Buddy Project, at a panel about “the digital loneliness epidemic” on Tuesday.

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