Prince Harry Speaks Out About Online Dangers Archie & Lilibet Face

Prince Harry wants to make the internet a safer place for children around the world, including his two little ones: Archie and Lilibet.

The Duke of Sussex joined 5Rights Foundation over video chat on Monday, as they launched the Global Child Online Safety Toolkit. The initiative will be used to create a safer space for children online.

During the video call, Harry talked about how he and his wife, Meghan Markle, are worried about their children’s future on the internet. “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,” he said, according to The Daily Mail. “We want our children and all children to feel empowered to speak up.”

He added, “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.”

Harry and Markle decided to quit social media due to the online hate they received in the past. Back in October 2020, Markle took part in a Fortune virtual chat for its “Most Powerful Next Gen Summit.”

During the discussion, the Duchess of Sussex shared that not being on social media has been good for her. “For my own self-preservation, I have not been on social media for a very long time,” she said. “I’ve made a personal choice to not have any account, so I don’t know what’s out there, and many ways that’s helpful for me.”

Here’s to making the internet a safer space for future generations.

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