Social Media can have lots of benefits. It helps you to promote yourself, your work and in the case of major sports, it allows the fans to get closer to those they idolise. For some, careers can be made, opinions listened to and opportunities arise.
For the Social Media Queen of golf, Paige Spiranac, it can also act as a double-edged sword. In gaining worldwide attention, over 114,600 twitter followers, 182,730 Facebook followers and over 923, 000 on Instagram it would be fair to say that Spiranac has made her dream come true.
Whilst the vast majority of those followers like to keep up to date with the comings and goings of Spiranac's daily life there are some who's motives are more sinister. Some, whose only words are of hatred and envy. Of course, I'm talking about the dreaded Trolls.
It is the issue with Social Media. In joining the likes of Twitter and Facebook you open yourself up in more ways than one.
The issue came to a head when Spiranac played on the Ladies European Tour in Dubai. For her, the Trolls began to rear their faceless insults at her. Hidden behind their anonymity of Social Media, the bullying began.
Now Spiranac is fighting back. What is shows is a maturity beyond her years. It came to head during her press conference in Dubai. Fighting back the tears, an emotional Spiranac revealed the level of abuse she has received at the hands of the Trolls.
Has it stopped her? Not at all. In fact, she has now teamed up with Cybersmile Foundation to help promote her story and raise more awareness about Cyberbullying.
Now that is what we call strength of character. So we applaud Spiranac for what she is doing. Others won't and will continue to be negative about the whole thing but as far as we are concerned, those Trolls can go back under their bridge.
To find out more about The Cybersmile Foundation please visit: www.cybersmile.org