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Duke Of Cambridge Announces Cyberbullying Taskforce Backed By Tech Giants

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The Duke of Cambridge is to lead tech giants Snapchat, Facebook and Google in an effort to combat cyberbullying among children and young people.

The Duke has asked the Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying to consider how to make it easier for children and parents to get help if they experience bullying online.

The Duke of Cambridge is due to speak in more detail about the issue of cyberbullying later this week

A spokesperson for The Duke said: The Duke is pleased that so many leaders and experts in technology and communications have agreed to join his Cyberbullying Taskforce.

He hopes the Taskforce can help share the best practice that is emerging and put in place new standards so that the Internet remains something young people and their parents can embrace with confidence.

Snapchat has grown in popularity among teenagers

The taskforce will also be supported by a panel of young people aged 11-15, to ensure it remains engaged in current online trends.

Tech entrepreneur Brent Hoberman, C.B.E., who founded lastminute.com, will chair the Taskforce.

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