Cyberbullies beware: Prince William is out to get you. The 33 year-old Duke of Cambridge is set to convene an industry-led taskforce to support young people and their families affected by cyberbullying, Kensington Palace said in a statement obtained by E! News Thursday.
The group 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 said.
“This is an issue that The Duke feels strongly about,” it continued. “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.”
William and wife Kate Middleton, 34, are parents to son Prince George, 2, and daughter Princess Charlotte, who will turn 1 next week.
The couple and William’s brother Prince Harry recently starred in a PSA for the “Heads Together” initiative, which aims to end the stigma around mental health. As part of the campaign, William is focusing on raising awareness about bullying, cyberbullying and suicide.