It's hard to believe that this month marks the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's tragic death. In the past few weeks there have been numerous TV shows and radio programmes dedicated to the life and times of arguably one of the most famous women in the world and her relationship with the royal family and the media.

It's fair to say Diana was hounded from the moment her engagement to Prince Charles was announced to the world back in 1981 and the papers continually filled their pages with all manner of stories about the people's princess.

She was tragically taken from the world in 1997, a time before the internet really exploded into the monster we recognise it as today and I often wonder how she would have coped in today's viral world where social media sites really have become, for some,the playground for the unhinged.

I've experienced first hand some of the worst examples of online abuse but it's honestly water off a duck's back to me now after almost 14 years in the public eye but for most people it's a nightmare that seriously affects their lives in the worst possible way. That's why I'm delighted to be involved in a very special and groundbreaking anti-bullying campaign designed to encourage thousands of young people to be nicer online.

Scottish transport company Stagecoach have teamed up with The Diana Award charity to launch the UK’s first and only #BeNiceBus. The Diana Award runs the leading Anti-Bullying Campaign in the UK and Ireland giving young people the skills, confidence and training to tackle all forms of bullying as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.

The Diana Award was set up in memory of Princess Diana and her belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. It is committed to fostering, inspiring and developing positive change in the lives of young people through practical social action.

As I've said, this month marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana and the #BeNiceBus campaign links perfectly with her qualities of kindness and compassion as the world remembers her twenty years on.

The bus, which has been donated by Perth-based bus and rail operator Stagecoach, has embarked on a 12 month educational tour of schools across England, Scotland and Wales where it will reach thousands of school pupils as part of The Diana Award Anti- Bullying campaign.

During the next week the project will deliver it's ‘be nice online’ message to pupils at a range of schools and youth clubs in Dumfries, Edinburgh, Perth, Aberdeen and Inverness.

During the innovative project, which got underway in June, young people board the refurbished bus to take part in an interactive session to encourage positive online behaviour and to warn of the consequences of cyberbullying. They are also given advice on the steps to take if they are experiencing online bullying. Following each session, pupils are invited to sign a ‘Be Nice’ pledge, marking their commitment to behave online in a way that will not cause offence or upset to others.

In my opinion, online bullying can have a devastating impact on those who are affected by it, and their families. It can also cause future problems for those who are actually carrying out the cyber trolling. We all have a responsibility to treat other people with respect and kindness and it’s great that this campaign is spreading that message and encouraging young people to understand the impact of their actions and to think carefully about how they are interacting with others online. I'm beyond honoured to be involved with this fantastic campaign and if you would like more information just log onto