Prince Harry has described social media as “more addictive than drugs and alcohol” as he hit out at the impact it is having on children and young people.
The Duke of Sussex made the comment as he was visiting a YMCA centre in West London to focus on the stigma that still exists around mental health.
He was taking part in a round table discussion with charities and organisations that are used to dealing with people in crisis.
But he got particularly passionate when they started discussing social media.
Speaking off the cuff, Harry said: “Growing up in today’s world, social media is more addictive than drugs and alcohol.
“Yet it’s more dangerous because it’s normalised and there are no restrictions to it. We are in a mind-altering time.”