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Cybersmile to sit on advisory panel to APPG for Young People and Technology

We’re pleased to announce our involvement in a new All Party Parliamentary Group for Young People and Technology! The launch event tomorrow, Thursday 15th October 2015, at the BT Tower in London, will bring together young people, industry leaders and Members of both Houses to celebrate the launch of the new APPG which will focus on issues such as cyberbullying, digital abuse and eSafety.

“We are delighted to have The Cybersmile Foundation on board with us. They are the leading voice in the fight against cyberbullying and their experience in this field is a most valuable asset to the group. We look forward to working with Cybersmile in developing innovative and effective strategies that will help to enhance and improve the lives of young people.”

Luke Roberts
Consultant and APPG Member

The purpose of the day is for technology leaders to showcase current and upcoming technology with a view to help Members of both Houses learn about the risks and opportunities that these technologies present to young people.  Industry attendees include BT, Vodafone and Twitter.  The event will feature keynote speakers discussing the latest trends and issues and the APPG for Young People and Technology will be setting out its plans to work with the technology industry, young people, and key stakeholders such as charities and schools.

“We are honoured to have been invited to sit in the advisory group to this APPG. It is exciting for us to be part of such a forward thinking group who are dedicated to such an important issue that currently affects so many young people in the UK.”

Dan Raisbeck
Co Founder, The Cybersmile Foundation

We look forward to working with the other APPG members to make some real headway into change and action for young people to prevent cyberbullying and digital abuse in the future! For further information about cyberbullying, digital abuse and our activities please see the suggestions below.

To find out more about our mission statement and hopes for the future, visit the Who We Are page.

What do you think about the new APPG? Tweet us @CybersmileHQ and join the conversation.