Prince William has spoken about how becoming a father to Prince George and Princess Charlotte has inspired his conservation campaigns. Now he is on a new mission along with the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, inspired by their children. The young parents are keen to meet social media companies to talk about cyberbullying.
William and Kate want to sit down with companies including Facebook and Twitter in an effort to "crack cyberbullying". The get together will take place some time in the New Year.
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Prince William and Kate want to end cyberbullying
Aides told the Sunday Times: "The Duke definitely wants to meet them and hear what they think can be done, what needs to change and what he can do to help. It's an area that's being explored."
“Their role as parents is definitely shaping their perceptions on the issues. As parents themselves they want to speak out and see what more can be done for young people who are victims of cyberbullying and all forms of bullying.”
The royal couple have been visiting youth projects and colleges to find out about the problem
Apparently the future King has already informal discussions with some companies and is keen for further "constructive dialogue".
The royals have been doing all they can to learn about the issue first hand and are concerned about what young people are telling them. Last week the couple travelled to Scotland where they visited youth projects The Corner and The Shore to participate in an anti-bullying workshop with children.
Their engagements also included one at Dundee Repertory Theatre where actors and staff have been working on a play about a young woman struggling with depression.
Kate has made promoting mental health in young people a personal mission
It follows a visit to a MIND charity project last month at which mother of two Kate marked World Mental Health day. Meanwhile William has urged victims of bullying to identify their support network for times of trouble. He named his wife, brother, father, grandparents and surprisingly pet Lupo.