Selena Gomez is no stranger to cyberbullying. The entertainer has a wonderful support system of fans, but she also has been a target of mean online posts in the past. As anyone who knows, the attacks can take a toll on people and there is little to be done as Facebook and Twitter don’t have strong policing systems. So what is there to do? Selena Gomez gave some advice Sunday on how not to be a victim. Standing on the red carpet of the Spring Breakers at the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival, the star was serious on how to keep a positive atmosphere.
“Honestly I had to have a system that worked for me. Everyone is different obviously. But what I did is I actually took off all the social media off my ipad and everything else,” said Selena Gomez reflecting on how she deals with the intense pressure. When she wants to communicate to the fans, she simply sends one message and it forward to all the different mediums. “I just send a text message to facebook.”
Selena Gomez decides when she reads items about her life and when she doesn’t, which allows her to take control of the online medium which is sometimes cruel.
“I don't actually have to read any of the other things if I feel nervous about things,” said Selena Gomez sharing how she wants control of the use of Twitter and Facebook. “Make it less accessible. You are protecting yourself in a way.”
As there is little that can be done for taming people with mean mouths, Selena Gomez does offer up a great strategy on how to deal with negative words that don’t need to be heard. Cutting them out and focusing on the positive is a great way to live and a good way to stop cyberbullying.