Loose Women’s Nadia Sawalha in tears as daughter reveals she was bullied by ‘friends’

Daughter Maddie was bullied for her appearance

Loose Women panelist Nadia Sawalha broke down in tears on the show on Friday as her daughter recounted the days when she was bullied.

Nadia’s daughter Maddie said she was bullied for her appearance.

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The teenager bravely spoke out about her ordeal: “In my old friendship group I was bullied for my appearance and how I look.

Maddie told the Loose Women about her bullying ordeal (Credit: ITV)

“So if I posted a photo of myself or with someone I would get screenshots of people from that friendship group and your immediate thought is that’s been spread around.”

As Linda Robson insisted Maddie was “beautiful”, Nadia was tearful as she said she found it “really hard to hear”. Fellow panellist Andrea McLean also praised Maddie for being brave enough to speak out on the show.

The 14-year-old was involved in the Loose Women’s discussion on the new Snapchat feature.

The new feature is called Snap Map and it shows where users are in the world real-time.

It has come under fire for being dangerous because it could be used to stalk someone.

Nadia recently posted a damning Facebook video with Maddie about the Snap feature, which went viral.

In the video Nadia says: “Okay guys if any of your children have Snapchat it’s really important you listen to what Maddie, my 14-year-old daughter, has to say.”

A sweet photo Nadia posted of her and her daughter Maddie (Credit: Twitter @nadiasawalha)

Maddie then says: “Snapchat automatically updated me and I wasn’t aware that it was on, and people in that moment could see what I was doing. The advice [to parents] would be to check that your children are on Ghost Mode because it’s really dangerous.”

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Nadia directed some questions to her followers and said: “This is so dangerous. I don’t know what you guys think but I think this is so dangerous. This is a step too far. I’m completely horrified by this but what do you think?

“Am I being a really overprotective mother? What do you think? Are your kids using it? Did you know it existed? I didn’t even know it existed 24 hours ago.”

The video has had almost 27 million views!

Snapchat had to make a response, which Nadia a posted to her Facebook page.

Nadia is worried about how the new Snapchat feature could endanger children especially (Credit: ITV)

Snapchat’s spokespeople said: ”The safety of our community is very important to us and we want to make sure that all Snapchatters, parents and educators have accurate information about how the Snap Map works.

“With Snap Map, location-sharing is off by default for all users and is completely optional. Snapchatters can choose exactly who they want to share their location with, if at all, and can change that setting at any time. It’s also not possible to share your location with someone who isn’t already your friend on Snapchat, and the majority of interactions on Snapchat take place between close friends.”

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