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Stop Cyberbullying Day 24-hour Live Telecast Opens With Pope Francis

Cybersmile Co-Founder Dan Raisbeck, Chief Policy Officer Laura Lewandowski and Ambassador Paige Spiranac will be joining world renowned experts and leaders including Pope Francis and UNICEF for the event. The 24-hour telecast starts after 12pm CEST and viewers can watch the event in English, Spanish and Italian on Youtube, Facebook and Instagram.

Today, Pope Francis launches the Stop Cyberbullying Day 24-hour live telecast from the Vatican in Rome with world leading experts, celebrities and influencers sharing their testimonies and potential solutions to the problem of cyberbullying and online abuse.

The 24-hour telecast starts after 12pm CEST and viewers can watch the event in English, Spanish and Italian on Youtube, Facebook and Instagram.

People will be tuning in live around the world and using #STOPCYBERBULLYINGDAY and #24hScholasTalks on social media to share their experiences and ideas with the wider community. See below for the telecast lineup:

Live telecast speakers and organizations

Today’s speakers and thought leaders include renowned experts in human rights, medicine, education and technology. Leading organizations and governments are also participating throughout the day. Some of the participants include:

  • His Holiness Pope Francis
  • Dan Raisbeck, Co-Founder of Cybersmile Foundation
  • Laura Lewandowski, Chief Policy Officer of The Cybersmile Foundation
  • Paige Spiranac, Ambassador for The Cybersmile Foundation
  • José María del Corral, President and Co-Founder of Scholas Occurrentes
  • Sally Axworthy, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Holy See
  • Cristina Myers, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Omnis Institute
  • Andrea Cid, Protection Officer, UNICEF
  • Maria Luisa Sotomayor, Advocacy team of UNICEF, responsible for the END Violence campaign
  • Mari Carmen Sequera, Executive Director TEDIC
  • Mariana Clini of the Conocimiento Institute for All and Instituto Crecer
  • Angel Turbi, Dr. in Psychology
  • University of São Paulo
  • Thomas Leoncini, author of the book “God is young”
  • Silvina Oranges, journalist at TELAM
  • Elisabetta Piqué, correspondent in Italy of the newspaper LA NACION
  • Alvaro de Juana journalist of Radio 13 and correspondent at the Vatican
  • Dr. Luca Bernardo, Director of Pediatric Home
  • Michele Corradino, Councilor of the Anticorruption Authority
  • Ciro Cascone, Procurator of the Republic of the Juvenile Court of Milan
  • Riccardo Bettiga, President of the Order of Psychologists of Lombardy; and Commander Colleti, Officer of the Carabinieros of Lombardy
  • Antonio Spadaro: journalist and writer, Advisor to the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Secretariat of Communications of the Holy See
  • Peter Smith, researcher at the University of London
  • Miguel Nery, researcher at the University of Lisbon
  • Sofia del Prado, former player and Ambassador of Spanish women’s basketball, Miss Universe 2017
  • Robert Roche Olivar, Doctor of Psychology and Director of LIPA
  • María Lujan Villafañe, Director Colegio San Felipe, Argentina
  • Isabel Solis, Educational Psychology, Mexico
  • Agustina Tocalli, Writer
  • Julio Burd, writer, Brazil
  • Leigh Ann DeLyser, Co-founder of CSforALL
  • Monsignor Angelo Vincenzo Zani, Assistant Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education
  • Annamaria Palmieri, Education Adviser of Naples
  • Sebastián Yatra, colombian singer
  • Leslee Udwin, cinesta, President and Founder of Think Equal
  • General Secretary for Communication of the Holy See
  • Education Secretaries of Medellín and Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Janice Richardson, creator of #SaferInternetDay
  • Alex Holmes, Deputy CEO from the Diana Award
  • Gabriel Castelli, National Secretary of Children, Adolescents and Family
  • Horacio Azzolin, Federal Prosecutor, in charge of the Specialized Cybercrime Fiscal Unit of the Attorney General of Argentina
  • Carlos Gabriel Rojas, Director of Argentina Prevention and Investigation of Technological Crimes
  • Jorge Gorini, Chamber Judge Federal Court No. 2, Specialist in High Technology Law
  • Cristina Lovari, Coordinator of Inclusive Education, of the Ministry of Education for Argentina
  • Ignacio Salaverri, Director of Digital Inclusion, Secretariat of Modernization of Argentina
  • Sonia Escauriza, Director of Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Children and Adolescents, of the Ministry of Education and Sciences
  • Licia Martínez, Coordinator of telephone assistance, Ministry of Children and Adolescents
  • Fernando Hamuy, Project Coordinator Information and Communication Technologies, Global Infancia
  • Cielo Lopez Middle school student. Moderated by Cesar Palacios, Director of Strategic Communication of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies
  • María Lucía Uribe, Director of Arigatou International
  • Erik Stangvik, No Bully, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Development
  • Leigh Ann DeLyser, Co-founder of CSforALL
  • Patricia Martín Rivas, writer and activist
  • Walter Bender, MIT Media Lab, Founder of Sugar Labs
  • Sep Riahi, CEO Global Tinker
  • Giulia D’Amico Director of Programs at Think Equal

How to watch the event

You can watch the live event below. Remember to contribute to the conversation on social media using #STOPCYBERBULLYINGDAY and #24hScholasTalks.

A Huge thank you

We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to everybody involved in this event for their ongoing commitment to making the internet a kinder, more inclusive place to be.

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