Cher Lloyd talks cyber bullying

Cher Lloyd - Party in the Park, LeedsPhoto: James Genchi / Flecking Records

Cher Lloyd thinks that more needs to be done about cyber bullying.

The singer, and former X Factor contestant, is no stranger to cyber bulling – one Twitter user even threatened to kill Cher’s mum in front of her.

Cher told BBC Newsbeat: “It disgusts me that online bullying – nobody really cares about it.
‘No one has made a big enough impact to stop these people. I’d definitely like to see more done about it.”

The 18-year-old believes that it is the government’s responsibility to crack down on cyber bullies and despite her tough girl appearence, Cher still feels hurt by comments made to her online.

“If I get a nasty tweet, or if someone shouts at me in the street that’s really disrespectful to me or my family, I kind of wait until I go home,” she said.

“You shut the door and then you can have a cry about it. No one needs to know.

“It’s strange because I think, would these people be big enough and strong enough to come up to me and say these hurtful things?

“Because I’ve got the idea that they actually wouldn’t. They would never, ever say that to my face.”

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