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Katie Price’s daughter Princess has detailed the pressures placed on teens that can affect their mental health.

The 13-year-old will appear alongside her mother in a film exploring the struggles facing young people and their parents in the age of social media, which will air during Steph’s Packed Lunch on Wednesday.

Katie will appear opposite her eldest daughter who admits teenagers struggle with the pressures to ‘be popular’ on social media as well as the expectations to perform well in their exams.

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Challenges: Katie Price’s daughter Princess is set to detail the pressures placed on teens that can affect their mental health in a film for Steph’s Packed Lunch set to air on Wednesday

A clip from the film shows Katie preparing to learn more about mental health in teenagers, in the hope it can benefit other parents if their children go through the same thing.

Asking Princess what kind of pressures teens are under, she says: ‘Definitely the way they look because people are so judgemental. 

‘One hundred percent social media is a massive thing now… people don’t want to be unpopular. 

Difficult: The 13-year-old will appear alongside her mother in a film exploring the struggles facing young people and their parents in the age of social media

Difficult: The 13-year-old will appear alongside her mother in a film exploring the struggles facing young people and their parents in the age of social media

Serious issues: A clip from the film shows Katie preparing to learn more about mental health in teenagers, in the hope it can benefit other parents

Serious issues: A clip from the film shows Katie preparing to learn more about mental health in teenagers, in the hope it can benefit other parents

‘Exams because GCSEs will come up and you want to do well for your parents and you want to do well for yourself, obviously. There’s just so many things, you can name so many…’

Katie goes onto ask Princess who she would speak to if she had any problems, and she responds: ‘I’d probably go to you, or my friends, my best friend I tell pretty much everything.’

The star then reminds her daughter: ‘The good thing with our relationship, you know you can always talk to me and you do… You can talk to me, literally, about anything.’

Worries: Asking Princess what kind of pressures teens are under, she says: 'Definitely the way they look because people are so judgemental'

Worries: Asking Princess what kind of pressures teens are under, she says: ‘Definitely the way they look because people are so judgemental’

Fears: Princess added: 'One hundred percent social media is a massive thing now… people don't want to be unpopular'

Fears: Princess added: ‘One hundred percent social media is a massive thing now… people don’t want to be unpopular’

The film also sees Katie meet with a university student who struggled with mental health issues while they were at school, as well as Peter Wingrove, CEO of charity Shawmind, to find out what measures are needed to help teenagers.

This is not the first film that Katie has starred in for Steph’s Packed Lunch, as she previously fronted a programme on the devastating effects of online bullying after her disabled son Harvey, 18 was the victim of trolling.

Katie revealed her heartache that she can’t ‘protect and shield’ her children.  

Help: Katie goes onto ask Princess who she would speak to if she had any problems, and she says: 'I'd probably go to you, or my friends, my best friend I tell pretty much everything'

Help: Katie goes onto ask Princess who she would speak to if she had any problems, and she says: ‘I’d probably go to you, or my friends, my best friend I tell pretty much everything’

Exploration: The film also sees Katie meet with a university student who struggled with mental health issues while they were at school

Exploration: The film also sees Katie meet with a university student who struggled with mental health issues while they were at school

She explained: ‘I spend a lot of time on social media… For every post I put up, there’s a small group of people that like to cause trouble. 

‘When people ask me about trolls and how do I cope with it and deal with things. To be honest, I’ve been trolled so many times myself and I’m used to it… 

‘As a mother, it’s so hard to know I can’t protect and shield my children and it breaks my heart what I have to read and go through with my children, especially Harvey because he just gets abuse.’

'It’s so hard to know I can’t protect my children': It comes after Katie previously fronted a programme on the devastating effects of online bullying

‘It’s so hard to know I can’t protect my children’: It comes after Katie previously fronted a programme on the devastating effects of online bullying

She added: ‘Recently this couple did this horrific video on Harvey, they even put make-up on their face, they rehearsed the eye movement he does and watched the way he spoke…’

In November, the culprit, a man aged 52 was arrested on suspicion of sending by public communication network an ‘offensive’ message, after the racist blackface video emerged, which circulated on social media. 

In the video, a woman in fake tan says ‘If someone says something horrible to Harvey, what do we say?’ before a man in face paint responds: ‘Hello, you c**t’.    

Katie has been campaigning about online abuse and, since 2018, has been working with politicians to introduce Harvey’s Law, legislation which would make it illegal to troll or abuse others online and would put offenders on a register.

Watch the full film on Steph’s Packed Lunch on Channel 4 from 12:30pm.

Serious: The star has been asking for a change in legislation that will require social media platforms to ask users for ID after her disabled son Harvey became the victim of online trolling

Serious: The star has been asking for a change in legislation that will require social media platforms to ask users for ID after her disabled son Harvey became the victim of online trolling



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