Celebrity parents would do anything for their children — and that includes defending them in the spotlight.
According to the federal organization Stop Bullying, 20 percent of teenagers between the ages of 12 and 18 have experienced bullying, defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as physical or verbal abuse or damaging their property. And as we know, online bullying is just as toxic. Among the aforementioned bullied teens, 15 percent were targets online or via text message.
With children having access to social media — according to an October 2021 national survey, one-third of children between the ages of seven and nine use various platforms — it’s fairy easy to bully kids, even while staying anonymous. But according to The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, there are ways to lessen a child’s risk for bullying, such as adopting an authoritative parenting style and helping kids build emotional intelligence.
Some celebrities have gotten very outspoken in defense of their children, either slamming online haters or using their huge public platforms to spread kindness. For example, Megan Fox, who shares three sons with ex-husband Brian Austin Green, teaches their eldest “to be confident no matter what anyone else says” when he gets teased for wearing dresses. And Khloé Kardashian once schooled a social media troll for labeling her 3-year-old daughter True “not cute.”
Bravo to these fierce parents for standing up to their children’s bullies and teaching them to be resilient! Read on for more examples.