Stars Open Up
Stars like Jessie J have spoken openly about being bullied as a child.
The singer has revealed how her former classmates used to call her "alien" because the pills she took for her heart condition turned her skin green.
Jessie was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat at the age of 11. She even suffered a stroke as a child.
Her experiences inspired her to write the song 'Who's Laughing': "This song is an inspiration from my childhood, because I was bullied as kid as 9 out of 10 children are. And I want to be a role model and I think now that I'm in the kind of limelight to go, it's okay. And it's the special people that are bullied, the ones that have something magical. It's something you can turn into a positive and not let it eat you away. There'll always be someone that says you can't do it. There'll always be someone that says I don't believe in you. But there'll always be someone that says I do believe in you. And there'll always be someone who says you can do it, and that's the people you have to focus on. Because sadly it's usually just jealousy or the negative energy and that's why I wanted to write this song to kinda go ' Yes we can do this!'"
Liam Payne, One Direction - "I was a victim of bullying back in school. My advice is to always tell someone straight away and ask for help. Keeping it to yourself will only be more damaging in the long run." Liam Payne, One Direction
Miley Cyrus -"These were big, tough girls, I was scrawny and short. They were fully capable of doing me bodily harm. They shoved me in. I was trapped. I banged on the door until my fists hurt. Nobody came. I spent what felt like an hour in there, waiting for someone to rescue me, wondering how my life had gotten so messed up..." from Miles To Go
Marvin Humes from JLS has also shared his school experiences.
Victoria Beckham - "They were literally picking things up out of the puddles and throwing them at me, and I just stood there, on my own. No one was with me. I didn't have any friends. People would push me around, say they were going to beat me up after school, chase me. It was miserable, my whole schooling, miserable. I tried to be friends with people, but I didn't fit in. So I kept myself to myself." From an interview with Elle Magazine
Christian Bale - "I took a beating from several boys for years. They put me through hell, punching and kicking me all the time," Bale told People Magazine "If you can face the bullying at school and come through it stronger, that is a lesson for life."