Demi, who is a contributing editor for Seventeen, recently opened up to the mag about her struggle with bullying in the past, and she's teamed up with several stars from ABC Family to help "delete digital drama" and put an end to cyber bullying.
“I was bullied when I was younger, it got so bad that I ended up leaving school because of it and the effects of that traumatizing time are still with me to this day,” she revealed in her article. Demi added, “I think that some people use bullying as a way to fit in, and I’ve noticed it’s not just the “cool” kids doing it anymore. Sitting behind a computer gives people a sense of anonymity, but everyone needs to realize that words—even the ones they write online—have a strong power to hurt people."
Demi continued, "Bullying can take many forms, and one of the most common ones today is cyberbullying. This is such a huge problem, and despite the fact that everyone is aware of it, things seems to be getting worse instead of better. One story that really sticks with me involves the tragic death of Phoebe Prince, which could so easily have been avoided. It’s not okay to bully anyone—ever. I hope to encourage everyone to take a stand and put a stop to this horrible epidemic."
ABC Family stars such as Shailene Woodley and Tyler Blackburn (he's on one of our fav shows, Pretty Little Liars!) have also joined the cause ... visit Teens Against Bullying to find out more!
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