Holly Willoughby is worried for her children's future

Holly Willoughby has opened up about her fear of social media and the effect it will have on her children as they grow up.

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The 36-year-old mother of three told the Evening Standard she believes cyber-bullying is a huge problem. “When we were kids we’d go home and at least we’d have hours where nobody could get to you and you could just regather your thoughts. Now it’s just not like that and we’ve seen how serious it gets: children taking their own lives.

“It is a huge problem and I listen with absolute open ears on the show at the moment because I’m not quite there yet, but I know I will come across these things and I want be equipped, myself, to deal with it. I don’t know if I’ve got the answers yet, I know if you keep lines of communication open with your children that really helps and I think that’s all you can do."

The This Morning presenter has also had to speak to her children about the meaning of fame, as they see her getting stopped in the street for selfies.

“We’ve had a big conversation about being famous and what that means. My big thing is that you have to be famous for doing something you really love and working really hard and being passionate about something, otherwise it doesn’t count."

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