Prince William to tackle cyberbullying
Britain’s Prince William is tackling cyberbullying.
The 34-year-old royal – who has children Prince George and Princess Charlotte with wife Duchess Catherine – will set up an industry-led taskforce to support young people affected by the issue.
A statement from Kensington Palace said the taskforce will “bring together industry partners and a group of advisers from the sector to develop an industry-wide response to the online bullying of young people, with a focus on 12-14 year olds”.
The statement added: “This is an issue that The Duke feels strongly about. He knows that social media and other technologies are creating significant positive opportunities for millions of young people. But as a parent, he knows that many people worry about how to protect their children from the new avenues for bullying that technology is creating. He hopes the taskforce can help the industry share the best practice that is emerging across the sector and put in place new standards so that the Internet remains something young people and their parents can embrace with confidence.”
The taskforce will also provide help to parents whose children are the victims of online bullying.
According to Kensington Palace: “It will also work to help parents and adults to better understand cyberbullying, and give them the confidence to find appropriate help and resources to support children affected by the issue.”