Victoria Beckham shares agony of being bullied at school
Victoria Beckham has revealed she tells her daughter Harper to stand up to bullies at school because she was regularly targeted when she was a kid
Victoria Beckham tells her daughter Harper to stand up for little girls who are being bullied because "that was once her mummy".
The 49-year-old Spice Girls star had admitted she was often targeted by bullies when she was a kid and she wants to make sure her 12-year-old girl stands up for others going through a tough time because of her own experiences at school.
In a post on Instagram, Victoria highlighted Anti-Bullying Week and wrote: "Be the kindest in the classroom. Growing up I was bullied a lot at school, and I often tell Harper how important it is to be kind and call out if anyone is ever being bullied – especially if there's ever another little girl on her own in the playground, because that was once her mummy! This #AntiBullyingWeek it's so important to not be silent if someone is alone or being bullied. xx Kisses #HarperSeven I love you so much."
Victoria - who is also mum to sons Brooklyn, 24, Romeo, 21, Cruz, 18 - added in a video posted alongside the caption: "I was bullied a lot. I often talk to Harper about that. I say, you know, if there's a little girl on her own in the playground that little girl was mummy and that hurts. She finds making friends very very easy. I never did. Go and talk to that little girl."
Speaking to The Business of Fashion last year, Victoria admitted her struggle during her school years meant she now works extra hard as an adult.
She explained: "I’ve always had to work really, really hard. Nothing ever came easy to me. When I was in school, I was never the most academic, I was never the pretty girl in class, I was never the popular girl in class … I mean was quite the opposite ... [I was] very badly bullied at school ... [and} really, really, struggled."
She added the experience means she spent her later years "keeping my head down and working hard.”