Anne Winters // Emmy Award Winning Actress // seen in 13 Reasons Why
I am ‘Biting the Bullet’ to talk about cyberbullying.
It is time to put an end to sharing hateful comments and instead share positivity. With all of the different social media platforms these days people have found it easy to hurt others while hiding behind a screen.
It is important for all of us to stand up for each other and show compassion towards one another. I am committed to spreading awareness on this issue to show that words can be hurtful, no matter who you are.
The topic of cyberbullying really hits home for me. Being on a buzz-worthy show like “13 Reasons Why” has caused my social media following to grow tremendously, which is such a blessing. But, with a larger social media following also comes more hate.
I have never really cared for the haters, but I am very active on social media since I like to give my fans a sense of my life on a daily basis. I love keeping everyone in the loop, but there are times that I get insecure and doubtful about random things that I post, based on people’s hateful comments.
With that said, I definitely know the impact that certain words can have on people. I would encourage anyone that has ever been cyberbullied to remain true to themselves. Remember that the person bullying you is likely someone that is not confident in who they are.
If they were, then they would not feel the need to put others down. You will go further in life trusting your own intuition rather than relying heavily on other’s opinions. No one knows you better than yourself!