With the help of young people, the Royal Foundation’s Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying has launched the ‘Stop, Speak, Support’ campaign.
It aims to encourage children to take simple steps to deal with cyberbullying.
The Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying was established by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
Its aim is to work with the technology industry to develop a series of Commitments to help prevent the cyberbullying of children and young people, together with the guidance and expertise of charities, not-for-profit organisations and independent advisors. The Taskforce launched in May 2016 to develop an industry-wide response to the online bullying of young people.
As part of The Royal Foundation’s Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying, a panel of young people has developed a campaign to encourage other young people to take three simple steps when you see bullying online.
The ‘Stop, speak, support’ campaign has been created in response to 11-16-year-olds saying that while they enjoy social media, games and online forums, that it is the only area of their lives that they feel does not have clear expectations or standards of behaviour they should all adhere to.
Stop Speak Support aims to help young people spot cyberbullying and know what steps they can take to stop it happening and provide support to the person being bullied.
The ‘stop, speak, support’ steps were created in partnership with a panel young people and the agency Livity, through a series of focus groups and workshops.
The Taksforce is chaired by Brent Hoberman CBE and is made up of the following charities and industry partners:
The Anti-Bullying Alliance, Apple, BBC, BT, The Diana Award, EE, Facebook, Google, Internet Matters, NSPCC, O2, Sky, Snapchat, Supercell, TalkTalk, Twitter, Vodafone, Virgin Media.
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