Prince William is concerned about the always-on pressure of social media on children. Will, babe, you are telling me!
People reports that the royal recently spoke at a gala to toast the team-up of one of his charities, Skillforce, with The Children’s Trust. He said:
“The pressure on young people these days is considerable — almost certainly more than even for my generation not so long ago,” he said.
“Children are tested more than ever before and are being prepared to enter a highly competitive work market,” he continued. “On top of this, there is a sense of being ‘on call’ 24/7 through social media, and the subsequent strains this can have on relationships, home life and, ultimately, a child’s sense of their own self-worth. It can all take its toll.”
The magazine points out that Prince Harry shared similar sentiments in another recent appearance, saying that, “People are spending far too much time online and it’s like a mental running machine that they can’t get off. You wouldn’t put your body through such a workout.”