Age 15, Kent
When I was younger I was badly bullied online and in school. I wanted that to stop and to help other young people who were suffering. So, I got in touch with the Diana Award and I was trained up as one of their Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. In my school I set up the ‘sanctuary’, a place where students can come to talk to me if they have any problems.
My journey has taken me to Facebook HQ to discuss cyberbullying, and to the European Parliament in Brussels to talk with MEPs. I won a Diana Award as an Anti-Bullying Champion, and I told my story on CBBC’s Newsround, in the Metro newspaper, and in the Medway and Kent Messenger. I also recently found out that I won a BBC Radio 1 Teen Award!
I now have the confidence to go into other schools to present in assemblies on the topic of tackling bullying. I am so much happier and I really feel that I have made a big difference to others. When I leave school, hopefully I can carry on doing that by working for an anti-bullying charity.