JLS star Marvin opens up to teens
Published 31/03/2010 | 18:12
JLS' Marvin Humes opened up to teenagers about his own experience with bullying and how he copes when he's feeling down.
The X Factor star visited the youngsters at school as part of ChildLine's new Moodies campaign, helping young people cope with difficult emotions, and revealed his way of cheering up when he's having a bad day.
Marvin said: "I suppose I put on some music that I like - I love music so I'm always listening to it, or I get on the phone to someone who can make me laugh."
The singer opened up to the kids, telling them: "I think I was about 11, 12 when I got my first pair of glasses and people used to bully me for that.
"I think everyone experienced some sort of bullying in some sort of form but if you've got good friends around you, and always tell someone."
The pop star also advised the children about how to achieve their goals.
"I think regardless of what age you are and what you do in life, I think if you go through life setting goals, you know if you want to make it as a vet or whatever, write down your goals as to what you need to do to do that," he said.
ChildLine has counselled more than 2.3 million young people and its telephone counsellors continue to be available 24/7 on 0800-1111. The new online service offers help on the internet at www.childline.org.uk.