Prince William Is Leading the Charge Against Cyberbullying
The fight to stop cyberbullies has a new hero.
Prince William is convening a taskforce to come up with solutions to the rampant problems that arise due to bullying online and on social media, according to a statement issued by Kensington Palace, which was obtained by E! News.
The taskforce aims to “bring together industry partners and a group of advisors from the sector to develop an industry-wide response to the online bullying of young people, with a focus on 12-14 years olds,” the statement explains.
“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.”
This group will “consider the development of a single resource of up to date practical support and information for young people affected by cyberbullying, with advice on how to get help,” the statement says. “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.”
So look out, cyberbullies. Your victims have a new, powerful ally.