Sofia talked about the new book on the national radio channel P4https://sverigesradio.se/...=2151&artikel=7156164https://www.svenskdam.se/...xtra-min-oro-har-minskat/
This week, Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip, in collaboration with BRIS, released a book that is aimed at parents and who gives tips on how to handle children and children's time on the Internet. She told the host Erik Blix about her experiences, worries and thoughts about the future.
- I have small children who will grow up in the digital world and their lives will be as much online as offline. And although I am the first generation to be actually raised with the internet, it is all happening so incredibly fast that I can feel anxiety about what they will experience. Personally, I have had bad experiences with the internet during my life, so I felt that this is a manual that I myself want.
She also explains that working with the book has made her anxiety ease tremendously and gave her tools that can be used in the future to start a discussion about the internet early on with her children Gabriel and Alexander. She also points out that many children receive support from both Bris and others over the Internet, and that there are many good things that come with a presence online.
- For me, the internet is a source for having an efficient and organized life and getting a lot of inspiration. I have learned to manage the internet during my lifetime. But it has happened very fast, you have access to the internet but no manual. I think the kids are better equipped than we are. They often have good strategies of their own, what they should and should not do. Even so, there is a strong desire to have parents close. And that's what we want to encourage parents to do. Being present, conversing and being just as curious about the children's lives online as on their other parts of life.
Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip have chosen internet hate as one of the issues that their foundation works actively to combat. And during the work they have, among other things, offered young people a chance to share their tough experiences with the internet, anonymously of course. This is to get a better picture of the extent of the problem and what needs to be done. But these testimonies have also touched Sofia deeply.- I feel very strongly about this and became extremely emotional when I read the stories we received. I myself have experienced that small things can spread very quickly on the internet.
- Alexander and Gabriel will use the internet when they are old enough to be able to handle it. And we now feel ready for that day, it feels really good.