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Ariel Winter has dealt with more than her share of cyberbullying since breaking into showbiz at age 11 as a star of Modern Family. This week at a panel during Glamour's Women of the Year Summit, the eloquent 18-year-old discussed her struggles with cyberbullying and shared her secret for dealing with the criticism: ignoring it.

“I realized when I was 16 and a half or so that I had wasted so much time trying to please everyone else,” said Winter. “I had to take that time to be happy, and I really did. It was the best decision I ever made. I stopped reading comments.”

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Smart move, especially given the amount of vitriol that has been hurled her direction. The 18-year-old actress has come under fire for everything from her breasts to her "inappropriate" attire. Her response? Ignore the hate and keep posting. “I don’t police what I post because I think it’s unnecessary,” she said at the summit. “I don’t care. I post what I like. I post what’s going to make me happy.”

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As a tip for others dealing with online harassment, Winter said: “You don’t respond to the harassers—you talk to everybody and you start a conversation."

Wise words! We all could take a pointer from her and stop reading online comments. That's #goals for me (please comment if you liked this article).

Sources: Glamour