Monica Lewinsky Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign Ahead of Safer Internet Day

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Monica Lewinsky is back in the news. No, she isn't campaigning for or against Hillary Clinton. She is, however, launching her own anti-bullying campaign.

Monica Lewinsky launched the #BeStrong Emoji Keyboard App just in time for Safer Internet Day, which is February 9. The set of emojis were created to help fight cyberbullying.

According to a report from Time magazine, the app was created in conjunction with British carrier Vodafone, and Lewinsky says they are intended for use by victims of cyberbullying when those victims--mostly teenagers--aren't sure of what to say.

“Thousands of people are bullied online—daily,” Monica Lewinsky writes in an article for Vanity Fair. “For World Safer Internet Day on February 9, it’s worth considering not only the many ways people can feel unsafe online but also new methods to help limit abusive behavior—or, at least, to blunt the emotional fallout. Support—whether it’s from friends or strangers—matters. Trust me on this. In today’s world, particularly online and especially for younger people, support—knowing you are not alone—is vital and can even save lives.”

Monica Lewinsky's app launched in September in European markets and will soon launch globally among all major cell phone carriers.

Monica Lewinsky, who had a sexual affair with former President Bill Clinton as an intern, knows all too well the pain of cyberbullying. Hopefully her anti-bullying campaign will help others.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.