October 12, 2012 2:19 PM EST
Celebrities Against Cyberbullying: From Justin Bieber to Demi Lovato [PHOTOS & VIDEO]
Bullying has evolved into its' highest forms. Now, bullies have entered the virtual world and have continued their reign of cyber bullying to helpless victims. Thankfully, there are celebrities who won't turn a blind eye to such social issues.
Canadian crooner, Justin Bieber is the latest celebrity to wage war against cyber bullying. Check out the other celebrities who have spoken out against the virtual warfare.
Contrary to what fans believe, even celebrities fall prey to cyber bullying. Bullying shouldn't be much of a big deal if it weren't for threats and haters asking people to go commit suicide. However, not everyone is turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to such threats. Justin Bieber joins the growing number of celebrities in the fight against cyber bullying.
"By now, we've all seen news reports of things that started out as jokes or private conversations that have ended up as headline news," says Justin, adding, "Now I don't want to stop you from using the internet or connecting with each other online, but I want to make sure you're aware of what's going on out there and what you can do to stop yourself from making a small mistake that could follow you for the rest of your life or ruin someone else's."
"The internet can be used as a place to have a greater positive impact on the world," continued the 18-year old singer. "There's a ton of positive initiatives online. The web should be used to inspire others, not spread hate or to hurt others," added Bieber.
Take a look at the slideshow and check out statements from other well-known celebrities who have spoken up against cyber bullying.