She is just too lovely!
We couldn't be more thrilled that she's speaking out against such an important issue!
Nicola Roberts is the latest star to take a stand against the ever-growing problem with bullying around the world, and is eager to meet with education officials in the U.K. to address the issue!
"It's so out of control. Society is very quick to judge these days. One of the good things about Twitter, is it sort of highlights the severity of the problem. Constantly, I've found with tweets, talking about people's personal situations, whether it's at school, being scared to go to school, people being scared to go to work even, people in the workplace. It really angers me and I don't like to think there are people out there that really feel not great about themselves. I don't think anybody is in a position to make somebody else feel that way about themselves, it really annoys me. It's about ego and position. I would really just say (to victims) you have to turn it around and you can't admire the people who are able to say nasty things so frivolously. It's not admirable. Effectively you are the nicer person and you should hold on to that. In schools now it's so out of control, I'd really like to speak to somebody. There needs to be more of a support system. I get tweets every day: 'I'm terrified to go to school'. You're helpless, it's really hard."
Agreed 100%, gurl!
And we especially appreciate that not only are you using your platform to bring attention to it, but also putting some of your own personal experiences with being taunted and ridiculed into some of your song lyrics!
Sticks + Stones, in particular, is so, so powerful, and we imagine a lot of individuals can relate to what you've been through!
The time to end bullying is NOW! And we appreciate your help in the effort!
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