Peter Andre bans his kids from using social media
Singer Peter Andre banned his children from using social media after being bullied as a child left him scarred.
The father of four says the biggest issue facing children these days is mental health and warns cyber bullying is adding to the problems. The London-born star said he was left psychologically damaged by being bullied as a youngster when his family moved to Australia.
He revealed: “The bullying I went through wasn’t like someone calling you names. I was beaten up pretty bad.” He is father to Junior, 12, and Princess, 10, with former spouse Katie Price and Amelia, 3, and Theo, 11 months, with wife Emily Macdonagh.
He said: “I don’t let Princess or Junior go on social media or things like that yet. I am very strict, I don’t allow it in the house at all.
“I worry about cyber bullying — all these things kids are going through, worrying about what they look like, worrying about what someone is saying about them. “I couldn’t talk to my parents about my bullying because I never had that kind of relationship and I didn’t want to worry them. But if there was a number I could call to get my problems sorted it would have helped me because I got scarred.”