Ananya Panday recently launched a campaign called So Positive to raise awareness about social media bullying. She recently shared a video with her fans in which she is seen talking about her own experience dealing with it.
When asked why she chose it as her ‘Digital Social Responsibility’, the actress said, “I decided to bring this up because it’s very relevant. I was older when I got on social media but I have a younger sister (Rysa) who is just 15 and she is already on Social Media. Trolling and bullying have become a norm on social media and people are not aware of the ways to deal with it. So it’s important to create awareness and let people know that they are not alone.”
“Through this initiative, I want a build a community which is against social media bullying. I will be posting details about bullying and also out information about what people can do to report bullying. We would lobby for social media empathy and constructive criticism with this initiative. For example, how they can report and block bullies on social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram. I will also give out numbers of certain counsellors who they can get in touch with, besides creating a direct line with me to talk sometimes about the issues they are facing,” she further added.
Ananya, who had marked her Bollywood debut with Student Of The Year 2, will be next seen in Pati Patni Aur Woh, which also stars Bhumi Pednekar and Kartik Aaryan.
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