Millie Bobby Brown Wins Cybersmiler Of The Month Award For May
Millie has been doing great work in raising awareness of bullying and cyberbullying over the last couple of years. We love that Millie shares her personal experiences in the hope that other people will feel less alone and more confident to speak out about their own situations. If you are affected by bullying, cyberbullying or anything else touched on within this news story, follow the the links throughout the article 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.
It is the time of the month that we award brands, celebrities and influencers with our coveted Cybersmiler of the Month Award for going above and beyond to make the world a better place – and May’s winner has definitely been doing that!
We are excited to announce Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown as our Cybersmiler of the Month Award winner for May, in recognition of all the hard work that she has been doing to raise awareness of the impact that bullying and cyberbullying can have on people’s lives.
“Young people’s lives are increasingly under pressure. First of all, I want to make sure that children are protected from violence and exploitation. I also want to combat the negativity on social media – I have experienced it – it’s like a disease. It’s negative hate that is genuinely so horrifying to me.”
Millie Bobby Brown, Cybersmiler of the Month
Millie recently shared her personal experiences of bullying at school with her fans, to help them understand that they are not alone, and that things do get better. Millie talked about how she faced a lot of bullying at school which led her to suffer from anxiety issues – with things getting so bad that she had to move schools.
Millie shared details of her personal experiences of bullying while speaking with actor Orlando Bloom for Glamour Magazine on the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Following her own experience of abusive and negative comments online, Millie also shared her concerns about cyberbullying and why she wants to address the problem in particular.
“I have dealt with situations both in real life and online that are soul breaking and it genuinely hurts reading some of the things people have said. Being in this industry we have become so aware of negativity and it’s made me appreciate the love so much more. People receive so much love on social media and then only focus on the hate.”
Millie Bobby Brown, Cybersmiler of the Month
Having made her big onscreen break in Netflix series Stranger Things at the age of 11, Millie has faced intense criticism and abuse online and just last year was forced to temporarily delete her Twitter account. The 15-year-old became the youngest person to become a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has since started to open up about her struggles of living in the spotlight and her ongoing battle with anxiety.
We think that Millie is AMAZING and deserves recognition for sharing her personal experiences of bullying and anxiety. Great work Millie, you are an inspiration!
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