Today, the Duke of Sussex joined 5Rights Foundation as it launched the Global Child Online Safety Toolkit webinar, where he spoke from his and Duchess Meghan’s Montecito home about the potentially negative effect of the digital and social media world on children.
“As parents, my wife and I are concerned about the next generation growing up in a world where they are treated as digital experiments for companies to make money and where things like hatred and harm are somehow normalized,” Harry said during his speech, per People. “We want our children and all children to feel empowered to speak up.”
He said that he worries about Archie and Lilibet growing up in a digital-first world. “My two little ones are still at their age of innocence. Sometimes I feel like I can keep them away from the online harm that they could face in the future forever, but I’m learning to know better,” he continued, adding that social media today “isn’t working and needs to be fixed,” because they are designed to “pull us in, keep us scrolling, get us angry or anxious—or make us numb to the world around us.”
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He added, “I’m not an expert on law or technology, but I am a father—and I’m lucky…