Although the children of British Prince Harry are only three and almost a year old, he is already concerned about the moment they come into contact with social media. The Duke of Sussex fears possible “damage” Archie and Lilibet could incur online.
The prince said this during the launch of a new American initiative that is committed to the digital safety of children.
“My little ones are still an innocent age. Sometimes I feel like I can protect them from the damage they could incur online in the future, but I’m learning that I should know better,” said Harry, who is often critical on social media, during the digital launch of the Global Child Online Safety Toolkit.
According to the prince, social media does not work well in the current way. The platforms are there to “make us scroll, get angry and anxious. Or make us numb to the world around us.”
Harry is happy that he can continue to speak out as a public figure on issues that concern him, such as the role of social media.
“I’m happy to be a father with a platform,” he said. “My children are still too young to get in touch with the digital world, but I hope they will never experience that world as it is now. No child should experience that.”