Committed against the excesses of the Internet, Prince Harry participated in the webinar Global Child Online Safety Toolkit, this Monday, May 16. Worried about the future of her children Archie and Lilibet, Meghan Markle’s husband has asked for new laws to be passed to fight against the traps of the web.
More than once, Prince Harry has committed himself to ecology or even mental health. This Monday, May 16, the companion of Meghan Markle took the floor to fight against the excesses of social networks and the harmful effects on the youngest, reports The Guardian. On the occasion of the launch of the webinar Global Child Online Safety Toolkit, of the 5Rights Foundation, Archie and Lilibet’s father shared her fears for the future of her children. “As parents, my wife and I are concerned that the next generation is growing up in a world where it is treated as a digital experience for businesses to make money and where things like hate and harm are kind of normalized,” said the grandson of Elizabeth II.
If he knows his children are still too young to have internet access and its excesses, he hoped that the day they will be old enough to have a profile on social networks things will have changed. “We want all children to feel empowered to speak up and demand change. We are at a critical moment where we all need to be together for children to thrive in the digital world”, continued Prince Harry. Before adding: “My two little ones are still at the age of innocence. Sometimes I feel like I can keep them away forever from these online dangers they might encounter in the future.”.
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According to him, social networksdo not work” and their use must be “corrected”. A statement he continued: “I am not an expert in law or technology, but I am a father (…). My children are still too young to experience the online world, but i hope they never have to experience it as it currently exists. No child should have to“. Believing that he is “not realistic to protect our children from everything”Prince Harry asked the vote of a “new law” for fight against the harmful effects of the Internet.
This is not the first time the Duke of Sussex has spoken out on the subject. In a long article for the Fast Company, in 2020, Prince Harry expressed his fears about the impact of social networks. He then deplored the inaction of major groups against misinformation, hate speech and incitement to violence. As reported Hello Magazine, he had recalled in his tribune: “The internet has the power to affirm and support as well as harm, but we are not supposed to destroy each other; we’re supposed to build with each other.” Prince Harry and Meghan are all the more committed to this cause asthey have often been the target of negative comments.
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