Chris Bales is the founder of Christian Bale Movie Academy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the mental health and emotional safety issues facing youth online.
In an interview with The Huffington Press, Bales talked about the challenges that younger children face when interacting with their online peers.
Bales said he was concerned about a few things when he set up Christian Bale University, such as how to handle the high number of hate crimes that occur online.
He said he wanted to give young people the tools they need to handle online bullying and help them find a supportive community where they can grow as people and grow as human beings.
Bale said he also wanted to help young people learn the importance of social media.
Baley is an advocate for online bullying, a growing problem that is affecting more than 500,000 young people across the United States every year.
He sees a growing number of people becoming increasingly vulnerable online, but he said that not all online bullying is created equal.
“When you have a situation where someone has made the comment about your age, you don’t want to hear that kind of stuff,” he said.
“You want to be safe, you want to feel safe.”
Bales also said he felt he was getting better at accepting and dealing with the online bullying that has occurred in the past year.
In a 2016 essay for Vice magazine, he wrote: “As someone who has experienced the toll of online bullying on myself, my family and myself, I feel it is important to take a stand against the rampant trolling and hate speech that is becoming the norm.”
Bale says he has received so much support from others who know the struggles that younger online people face.
“I’m thankful for the outpouring of support I have received, from family, friends and strangers,” he wrote.
“This has been a blessing in disguise.”
Christian Bale University is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.
For more information about Christian Bale, go to ChristianBale.com