British singer Cheryl Cole felt compelled to launch a charitable foundation to support disadvantaged youngsters after she suffered at the hands of online bullies.
The Girls Aloud star set up The Cheryl Cole Foundation, in association with The Prince's Trust, last year (11) to help children in her native north east England.
Cole was determined to use her fame for good, and reveals she too needed support after she was victimised online.
She tells Britain's Grazia magazine, "I get what these kids have gone through because I had a tough upbringing and I understand what it feels like to get bullied like some of them.
"In the last few years, I've been bullied on Facebook and Twitter. It's evil and very public. People judge my appearance and hair, and say that I look fat. I want to help these young people because I know how it feels to come out on the other side and be someone who achieves.
"I'm sick of talking about myself and my career and I had an overwhelming sense of needing to do something for charity. I wanted to give back."