Cheryl Cole targeted by online bullies

Pop star Cheryl Cole says she has been subjected to vicious attacks, on Twitter and Facebook, for more than a year.

Cheryl, 29, spoke about the cyber bullies in an interview with Grazia magazine and said that she could relate to the teenagers helped by her charity, The Cheryl Cole Foundation.

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.

– Cheryl Cole

The Cheryl Cole Foundation helps The Prince's Trust work with young people in the North East. Through it beneficiaries learn new skills and build their confidence.

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.

– Cheryl Cole