I was a catfish and now I'm being bullied for it

DEAR DEIDRE: I CREATED a fake dating account and now I’m being bullied for it.

I am an 18-year-old girl and really wanted to meet someone.

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But I’m insecure about my looks, so I used a photo of someone else.

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Now the girl I was talking to has found out I was lying.

I took the picture down and said sorry. But she told everyone and I’m getting hate messages.

DEIDRE SAYS: You are being publicly shamed and harassed and it is not fair.

Get advice from the National Bullying Helpline (nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk, 0300 323 0169).

Report your harassers to the social media sites and to the police.

Remember, the bullies will get bored and move on soon. Things will get better.

For emotional support, contact The Mix (themix.org.uk, 0808 808 4994).

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