Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Visit The BBC

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit at County Hall in London on October 9, 2018.

THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE VISIT THE BBC TO HIGHLIGHT WORK TO COMBAT CYBERBULLYING

Broadcasting House, London

Thursday 15th November 2018

To mark Anti-Bullying Week, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit The BBC to view the work the broadcaster is doing as a key member of The Duke’s Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying.

Their Royal Highnesses will meet young people who wrote and performed in a new campaign video for ‘Stop, Speak, Support’, which is a youth-led code of conduct to provide guidance on what to do when they witness bullying online. The campaign was started by the young persons’ panel on the Taskforce and is now being run by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, which is rolling out materials to thousands of schools across the country.

The Duke and Duchess will also meet parents and children who have been helping guide the latest tech developments from the BBC to help young people online, and join BBC Director General Lord Hall as he announces the broadcaster’s latest initiative. Further details will be confirmed in due course.

His Royal Highness and The Royal Foundation convened the Taskforce in May 2016, to support young people and their families affected by cyberbullying, with a focus on 11-16 year olds.

The Duke brought together some of the world’s most recognisable names in media and tech, as well as children’s charities and parents, to work alongside a panel of young people to try and find a way forward. Together they set themselves the task of creating a safer and more supportive life online.

Chaired by tech entrepreneur Brent Hoberman CBE, the Taskforce members include: The Anti-Bullying Alliance; Apple; BT; The Diana Award; EE; Facebook; Google; Internet Matters; Music.ly; NSPCC; O2; Sky; Snapchat; Supercell; TalkTalk; Three; Twitter; Vodafone and Virgin Media.

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