Katie Price quits “horrible” world of social media

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Model and reality star Katie Price has announced she’s quitting ‘horrible’ social media.

Price made the announced with a post to her Instagram account which has more than two million followers.

Katie Price taking a break

“I’ve decided to take a break from this horrible media world”, Price wrote in the post.

“I’m absolutely heart broken.. I’m having a dramatic change in my life for the better.

“I don’t want to have to read or see anything in the press about me, my family & friends or my exes.

“This has all got to stop. I’ll be back when I’m ready.”

Her announcement comes after a difficult year for the star, who has endured online abuse of her disabled son, Harvey, been declared bankrupt and banned from driving.

Caroline Flack death

It also follows the shocking apparent suicide of former Love Island presenter Caroline Flack last weekend.

Flack stepped down from her role as the presenter of one of TV’s most watched reality shows after being arrested for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend, the tennis player Lewis Burton.

Levels of abuse suffered by celebrities and public figures on social media have become increasingly frequent.

Calls have been made for new laws to be introduced to protect individuals from being exposed to such abuse.

Some have called for social media companies to act to prevent abuse from spiralling out of control.

If you are experiencing similar issues and challenges, and need emotional support, please contact The Samaritans at any time by calling 116 123 or emailing jo@samaritans.org.