ATARGET of cyber bullying who overcame her tormentors and now works as a youth leader has shared her experiences. The young woman, who has asked not to be identified in case it provokes more online abuse, faced years of aggressive web comments from her peers in south Bucks.
The abuse was sparked when she came out as gay as a young teenager. Since then she has faced abuse on social media from anonymous people and people she knew before spiralling into selfharm.
She said: “I had messages from a certain group of people telling me to kill myself, telling me to ‘go and die’ and that being gay is wrong, that people do not need gay people in the world.
“They also took the mick out of me because of the way I looked. I’m quite different in my style which can set me up as a target for people.
“Obviously at that age I was vulnerable already. It makes you feel like rubbish when you have not lived your life yet and people are already