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.
had some important bants with top lad prince william today about how we can all change the culture around cyberbullying with his #StopSpeakSupport campaign
— 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.”
— 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.”