Pe­ter An­dre bans his kids from us­ing so­cial me­dia

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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.”

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