Liam Hackett is the founder and CEO of Ditch the Label, one of the largest anti-bullying charities in the world. He has grown Ditch the Label into an organisation that helps thousands of people every month. In 2018, they reached 2 million people globally.
Liam sits on advisory boards across the third sector and governmental departments and has contributed to various academic and government reports in the UK, EU and US. Working across a multitude of countries and languages, Liam regularly speaks, debates and contributes articles on a range of issues surrounding bullying, cyberbullying, equality, discrimination, gender, self-esteem, masculinity, digital technology and young people.
He has spoken at the White House, the United Nations, the European Parliament and the Houses of Parliament. He regularly speaks at live public events with audiences of up to 12,000.
Young People and Society: Liam has worked with young people for over ten years and in that time he has undertaken research into the challenges that they face. In this talk Liam discusses these challenges and the impact they have on how young people feel both about themselves and the world around them.
Impact of Technology on Society: We have become reliant on technology for every aspect of our daily lives, from shopping to socialising to sharing information and even dating. Technology has brought the world right to our fingertips. It has shaped not only how we see the world but how we see ourselves. In this talk Liam explores the impact that technology has on our relationships, education, mental health and body image.
Building a Global Brand: In 2005 Liam started a community which, over the past 15 years, has grown into the global anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label. What started as an online post about his own experiences of bullying has turned into a global brand reaching an estimated 160 million people. In this talk Liam discusses how he built Ditch the Label, offering valuable insights into his learnings, understanding and experience.