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Prince Harry has warned of the dangers of social media.

Harry spoke to volunteers and service users from the One of Us mental health campaign at a bakery in the Danish capital on Thursday morning, reports the Press Assoc.

“People are spending far too much time online and it’s like a mental running machine that they can’t get off,” he said.

“You wouldn’t put your body through such a workout.

“I’m the last person to say ban it but people are suffering from mental fatigue and getting burnt out.

“We all need to talk to each other more.”

Charity ambassador, Troels Torp, said Harry was caring and down to earth.

“It was great to talk to the Prince as I thought he was an equal,” he said.

“You could see he had been in a dark place once himself because of his mother and that’s why he can relate to us.”

Prince Harry was only 12, when his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, was tragically killed in a car crash. He recalls the heartbreak of walking miles behind her coffin in front of thousands of people. Read more on that HERE.

Prince William recently confessed that he and Prince Harry felt they let their mother down because they failed to protect her. Read more on that here.

The Duchess of Cambridge recently appealed to children struggling with mental health issues to take care of themselves and seek help. Watch her message HERE.

I must say I totally agree with Prince Harry. I think we all need to give ourselves some social media free time. Set yourself a day (or even a half a day) per week that you intend to stay OFF all devices.

How do you limit yourself on social media?

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  • An occasional Digital Detox is a must in this day and age – giving us the chance to reflect and refocus, improve our memory and develop better sleep patterns.

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  • I’m not a big user of social media, though I do like to check my emails several times a day.

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  • I limit myself to no more then an hour a day if needed. I like to check my emails at least once a day. It was wrong what they made the princes do with walk. One thing their mother did for them was to show them a more normal life.

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  • Harry’s not silly that’s for sure. I try at my very best to have at least one day off a week from social media. It is hard though. It’s like a drug, so addictive.


    • We have scheduled down time too – just makes good sense.

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  • I’m impressed by Prince Harry’s insight. I only use social media for 1/2 to one hour a day. I believe that is long enough for me.

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  • Prince Harry sure has some wisdom.

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  • Excellent choice of words used by Harry. I agree with all that he said.

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  • A great message and I wholeheartedly agree.

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  • We sure do spend a lot of time on the internet.

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  • I only spend a few minutes on facebook per day and a bit more on here. But once I’m caught up in the order of the day, no more as there is no time.

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  • I schedule and allocate time for social media and the same applies to the rest of my day. I like balance in all things. The best way to promote this balance with children is to role model and have rules and also have lots of other interests.

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  • Harry seems so level headed and down to earth considering what he’s been through and having to be in the public eye all his life.

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  • Great message and one that everyone needs to take to heart. This is about my only social media.

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  • Such a well spoken young man.

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  • I work one or two days a week where its just not possible to check Facebook during the day. I don’t think I’ve missed anything important since.

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