Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, paid a visit to YouTube Space London on 16 November to launch a national action plan to prevent cyberbullying.
The Royal Foundation’s Cyberbullying Taskforce brought together companies such as Google, Facebook, and Snapchat who, along with the taskforce’s charity partner, the NSPCC, developed a code of conduct to tackle cyberbullying among young people.
Inspired by the experiences of young people and parents, the #StopSpeakSupport campaign aims to build a safer and happier environment online.
dodie, Riyadh Khalaf, Daniel Howell, Nikki Lilly, and Family Fizz (Darren, Sienna, Georgie, and Mia) were all in attendance to lend their support to the campaign.
had some important bants with top lad prince william today about how we can all change the culture around cyberbullying with his #StopSpeakSupport campaign
check out this video: https://t.co/fARZgl7gsw and https://t.co/ZRvOMjznwI to learn more 👌 pic.twitter.com/0gNzUfZIJe
— Daniel Howell (@danielhowell) November 16, 2017
I had the most amazing day at the Youtube HQ’s STOP SPEAK LISTEN event. I had the privilege of meeting Prince William, Dodie, Dan Howell and Riyad Khalaf. We had a super empowering and motivational chat about cyberbullying and I met some incredible people❤️ #AntiBullyingWeek pic.twitter.com/ad2NNywS5q
— Nikki Lilly (@nikkilillyy) November 16, 2017
dodie took to social media to write: “Today was an incredible day, and I’m so incredibly humbled but honoured to be a part of this new campaign! I feel so inspired, and truly hopeful that this will help. Let’s start a movement, please. It’s time to be kinder online.”
an incredible and inspiring day!#stopspeaksupport pic.twitter.com/bJ5AYIJxOS
— dodie (@doddleoddle) November 16, 2017
Family Fizz vlogged about the event, sharing behind-the-scenes clips and pictures of the launch:
The Stop, Speak, Support campaign aims to reach every 11-to-16-year-old in the UK, to empower them to stop cyberbullying by speaking out and seeking support.
NSPCC CEO Peter Wanless said: “By helping to create the Stop, Speak, Support campaign we are empowering young people to support their friends who are being bullied online.”
More information about the campaign can be found in the campaign video and on the official website.
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