Duke and Duchess to Attend Children’s Global Media Summit

Duke and Duchess to Attend Children's Global Media Summit



Wednesday 6th December, 2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the Children’s Global Media Summit at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. The Duke of Cambridge will give the key note speech at the summit, which brings together creatives, technology innovators, policymakers, executives and thought leaders from around the globe to inform and redesign the future of media for this generation and explore the impact that digital technology will have in children’s futures.

On arrival at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, The Duke and Duchess will have the chance to meet some of the international delegates who will speak at the conference. The Duchess will then join a forum hosted by Sesame Street’s Workshop, the charitable foundation of the famous children’s TV show, on research commissioned into kindness – a method used to help very young children express issues of emotional wellbeing.

The Duke will attend a short private meeting related to the Cyber Bullying Taskforce, to continue efforts to find a universal tool for children to report bullying when they see it or experience it. The Duke will then give a key note speech at the conference, before The BBC unveils details of the Own It project, one of the key outcomes of The Royal Foundation Cyber Bullying Taskforce. The Taskforce was convened through The Royal Foundation to bring together social media platforms and internet service providers with those organisations and individuals who strive to protect and support children and young people. Last month, The Duke of Cambridge unveiled a plan of action to protect children and encourage a new standard of behaviour online.

Immediately before their arrival at the Summit, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will take the opportunity to speak to local school children taking part in a “Stepping Out” session. The session is a focus group where young people are able to give Children’s television editorial staff and content producers their view of how they respond to new programmes under production.

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