Schapelle Corby, who was famously convicted for smuggling cannabis into Indonesia and spent nine years imprisoned in Bali, has hit back at internet trolls.

The former drug smuggler has opened up on her Instagram account telling followers in a very long post exactly how she was feeling.

She said she had experienced an "onslaught" of abuse from "hundreds" of "savages" and had decided to take a road trip with her sister Mele to shake it off.

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After experiencing a midweek onslaught of Cyber Abuse by Hundreds of Savages, my younger sister Mele had 3 days off work and took me on a road trip adventure, in which I put my phone down. I've regained my strength & refocused my mind. This was a soul sucker experience that I will never allow happen to me again. I am a Strong girl, but I shouldn't always have to be. I had someone suggest that next time it happens (reality is it will) give my phone to a family member or someone close that I trust to keep pressing that delete & Block button for a day or two so I dont have to deal with it. It's great advise & one I'd heed all parents of younger children that use social media. Cyber Bullying is not going to go away, parents need to understand the mental trauma this abuse can cause & have a plan in place. I could not imagine having to go to school the next day after my torturous Tuesday night. It's dangerous & its a real problem for this generation. Be Kind. Only Love Here. My 3 day road trip adventure is over, Im feeling revived, Im gonna go make me some clocks. *side note - bullying me will not make me hide under a rock & delete my account. Instagram is an amazing place to connect & Im staying. I've learnt alot this past week, one more hurdle I've learnt to jump. Proud of Myself. I am stronger than I was yesterday. Appreciate all the love & support I received while this went on *hugs* Thankyou everyone More Love

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Corby revealed that she had done a digital detox, putting her phone away and focusing on regaining her physical and mental strength.

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She advised other frequent users of social media to delete and block where necessary.

"I am a strong girl," she posted, "but I shouldn't always have to be."

"Cyber bullying is not going to go away, parents need to understand the mental trauma this abuse can cause & have a plan in place."

Corby, 42, revealed that she had endured a "torturous" Tuesday night at the hands of internet trolls.

She said that such bullying was "a real problem for this generation."

She urged people to "be kind".

Speaking of kindness, Corby recently joined the long list of celebs doing something to help out those affected by Australia's horrific bushfires.

Corby handmade a quartz wall clock out of epoxy resin and recycled wood with a beach-themed face.

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She auctioned it off on eBay with an opening bid of $730, announcing that 100 per cent of the proceeds would be donated to Wires, the Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation.

Schapelle Corby with the clock she made and auctioned off for bushfire relief. Photo / Supplied
Schapelle Corby with the clock she made and auctioned off for bushfire relief. Photo / Supplied

With the road trip now over, Corby said she was feeling rested and revived and enthused enough to make some more clocks.

And she confirmed that the bullying would not dissuade her from doing what she wanted.

It "will not make me hide under a rock and delete my account. Instagram is an amazing place to connect and I'm staying."

Corby has cultivated a high-profile social media presence since her release from a notorious Balinese prison.

In October last year she appeared with her sister Mercedes on the Kyle and Jackie O show on to promote her updated memoir My Story.

Last month she made her debut in a rap music video.

In the video she makes a surprising appearance as a therapist who counsels troubled rapper James Kisina, who is also Corby's half-brother.

The video, titled Who You Know, pokes fun at Corby's time in prison, with Corby even rolling her eyes at some of the beats.