An EX-HOLLYWOOD actress made an appearance at a local school to talk about her negative experience with social media.

Former Glee actress, Nicole Crowther, gave a talk about social media and her experiences at Heathfield School in Ascot and explained how being at the centre of a social media storm had a lasting impact on her life and career.

After landing her role in Glee, Ms Crowther put out a tweet which revealed the story line of the season finale which resulted in her being blacklisted and ultimately ended her Hollywood career.

The school organised the talk to emphasise to students the power of social media and how damaging a poorly judged post may be to ones life.

Speaking to the students, Ms Crowther, said: “I was a young girl like you, then I said the wrong thing and messed up. You do not have to be famous to make a mistake- anybody can post something that comes back to bite them one day.”

After her Hollywood career came to an end, Ms Crowther began working in her family’s roofing business.

Rushi Millns, head of ICT, careers and outreach at Heathfield, said: “As a school we are very aware of our responsibility for educating girls about the persistent nature of any information that they post online. 

"For a few years now I have used Nicole’s experience as a case study in my ICT and computing lessons to explain the pitfalls of posting on social media and how to behave online to protect their reputations. 

“We are building on Nicole’s talk by also bringing in a specialist in mental health to develop an awareness of the pressures of the 24/7 digital world in which our young people find themselves and to remind everyone about the support available.”