When you become a parent, you automatically start thinking about your child’s safety. From putting them to sleep on their backs to making sure their car seats are properly fitted (then teaching them fire safety and danger to strangers as they get older), protecting children is key. full time work. And although the children of Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle are young, royal parents are working to ensure the world is safe online for Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 11 months and a half. next generation.
On May 16, the Duke of Sussex joined the 5Rights Foundation in a webinar on the Global Children’s Online Safety Toolkit.
“As parents, my wife and I worry about the next generation growing up in a world where they are seen as a digital experiment for companies to make money and where things like hatred and harm somehow normalized,” he said during the webinar. Everyone. “We want our children and all children to feel empowered to speak out.”
“It’s not realistic to protect the kids from everything.
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The Child Safety Online Toolkit “provides functional guidance so that policymakers can put children’s online safety into law and practice.” It includes international guidelines and agreements into one unified toolkit.
Prince Harry added that he knows he cannot keep his children offline forever. “My two young children are still at an innocent age,” he said. “Sometimes I feel like I can keep them away from the online harm they might face in the future forever, but I am learning to understand better.”
He believes the social network “needs to be fixed”, as it is designed to “pull us in, keep us scrolling, make us angry or anxious – or make us numb to the world.” around.” Harry said during the webinar, “I’m no expert in law or technology, but I am a dad — and I’m lucky enough to be a grounded dad. My children are too young to experience the online world and I hope they never have to experience it the way it is now. No child should have to.”
walkie talkie also posted a short clip of Prince Harry’s talk to YouTube.
In an interview with Fast company in January 2021, Prince Harry said, “We can call for digital reform and debate how that happens and what it should look like, but each one of us should also have an eye.” more important to our relationship with technology and media.” He recommends setting time limits on social media to “prevent yourself from scrolling,” as well as “fact-check the source and research the information you see, and commit to your approach and tone. be more compassionate when you post or comment.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Archewell Foundation has worked with the Center for Humane Technology, UCLA’s Critical Internet Investigations Center and other groups to change the way we think about technology. “I believe we can start making our digital world healthier, more compassionate, more inclusive and more trustworthy,” said Prince Harry. Fast company.
On March 30, 2020, the couple announced their departure from the social network on their joint Instagram account. “As we all recognize what role we must play in global change and changing habits, we are focusing on this new chapter to understand how we can best contribute.” they write. “Even though you may not see us here, the work goes on.”
Online safety is important and we love that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are working to make this a safer space for the future.
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