The safety of children on the Internet is of great interest to the Swedish Princess Sofia, who has already taken part in several events on this topic. On September 12 this year, the daughter-in-law of the King of Sweden visited the Safe Selfie Academy, a new preventive education program that provides children with the tools and knowledge to keep them safe online.
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Sophia from Sweden is passionate about youth online safety
“Working on a safer everyday online life is something I am passionate about”Princess Sophia said. The wife of Prince Carl Philip is the mother of three children, the eldest of whom, Prince Alexander, is 6 years old. Princess Sophia believes that the visit on 12 September was “incredible privilege” because she was able to learn the methods of the Safe Selfie Academy during a training at a school in Rinkeby.
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The training provides knowledge and tools for children and young people on how they can act if they encounter something unpleasant online. During the training, children and adults also have the opportunity to think about how not to subject anyone to online violence.
Education is designed for both very young and high school students. At the end of this one-day training, the most motivated young people can become ambassadors. There are already hundreds of ambassadors who are considered the authority on this matter in their school and continue to be on guard with their comrades. The training really aims to empower everyone to be more vigilant and report any abuse or suspected abuse that may involve a friend, child or loved one. Abuse can manifest itself as cyberbullying, access to inappropriate or harmful content. Cyberbullying can also manifest physically when it comes out of the virtual and spreads in the school environment.