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Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson Is Cybersmiler of the Month Award Winner For September

Under normal circumstances it would be a bit early in the month to be giving out our Cybersmiler of the Month Award, but we’ve decided that this month’s winner should be applauded for their amazing work with no delay! If you are affected by anything touched on within this article, follow the links to our various support services or click on the blue logo icon at the bottom right of the screen to start using Cybersmile Assistant, our smart AI support assistant.

We are honored to announce that Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson joins the likes of James McAvoy, NBA Legend Kareem Abdul and Kristen Bell by winning our Cybersmiler of the Month Award for September. We couldn’t wait a minute longer (or even to the end of the month!) to recognize Jesy’s brave decision to publicly share her personal experience of cyberbullying in the hope of helping others – powerfully raising awareness of the real-world impact that online abuse can have.

Being in a high-profile band, Jesy suffered years of relentless cyberbullying and abuse on social media. But the long-term effects of being called “fat” and “ugly” in a public domain finally took their toll on the singer. After going through periods of not eating in response to the abuse, and an ongoing battle to maintain good mental health, Jesy tragically felt that suicide was the only option she had.

Thankfully, Jesy was able to recover from her ordeal and has built up enough courage to share details of her personal battle in the public domain, in the hope of her story reaching somebody that needs to hear it – giving them hope and inspiration that things can get better.

“There must be so many women and girls that feel not good in themselves and are struggling with mental illness, and I thought if I’ve overcome it, I want people to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.”

Jesy Nelson, Cybersmiler of the Month

Following her own cyberbullying experience, Jesy decided to work on a documentary with the BBC entitled ‘Odd One Out’ that highlights the devastating effects of online bullying as well as documenting Jesy’s heartbreaking story.

By sharing details of her own painful experience in the hope of helping others, we believe that Jesy is a true Cybersmiler and a very worthy winner of our Cybersmiler of the Month Award for the month of September – well done Jesy!

If you are affected by any kind of online negativity, we can help you. Visit our Cyberbullying Help Center or click on the blue logo icon at the bottom right of the screen to open Cybersmile Assistant, our smart AI support assistant. For further information about Cybersmile and the work we do, please explore the following suggestions:

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