THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE VISITS GOOGLE AND YOUTUBE TO LAUNCH NATIONAL ACTION PLAN TO TACKLE CYBERBULLYING
King’s Cross, London
Thursday 16th November, 2017
The Duke of Cambridge will attend the final meeting of The Royal Foundation’s Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying on Thursday 16th November, before announcing the results of the Taskforce’s work so far. The event will take place at the London headquarters of Google and YouTube in King’s Cross, London.
The Taskforce was convened by The Duke 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 find a way forward. Together they set themselves the task of creating a safer and more supportive life online. After more than 18 months of work, the Taskforce is unveiling an Action Plan to combat this problem.
On arrival at Google’s King’s Cross Headquarters, The Duke will attend the final meeting of the Taskforce, joining senior representatives from leading communication service providers, technology, social media and gaming companies, as well as experts from charities working to combat online bullying.
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; NSPCC; O2; Sky; Snapchat; Supercell; TalkTalk; Twitter; Vodafone and Virgin Media.
His Royal Highness will then head to the YouTube Space London to meet some of the Taskforce’s panel of young people. The Duke will also meet with parents, young people, and prominent YouTube vloggers to learn more about the impact of cyberbullying and how technology can be used to help.
The Duke will then address an audience of Taskforce members and guests to announce a series of initiatives from the Taskforce designed to use members’ power and skill to deliver real change, and empower all young people to take a stand against bullying.
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