Mum tells how 'cyberbully app' helped kill her daughter


The passing of Dolly, who was a well-known child model for Australian company Akubar Hats, has sparked anti-bullying awareness campaigns across the country. "You either liked her or you loved her, there was nothing in between".

The funeral exceeded the family's expectations, with Dolly's mother Kate saying "she just touched everybody".

"This is a tragedy".

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday released a statement expressing his heartbreak for the Everett family.

Bullying can come in many forms including: verbal, physical, cyber, emotional/social/indirect bullying.

Today, the tight-knit community of the remote Northern Territory town of Katherine will celebrate Dolly's life in a memorial service.

They have established a charitable foundation - Dolly's Dream - aimed at helping others suffering from bullying. "Dolly, you are loved and you will never be forgotten", he said in a Facebook post.

A spokesman for Scots PGC College refused to say whether Dolly's bullying would be investigated, saying its focus "remains on supporting Dolly's family and our community during this extremely hard time".

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"If by some chance the people who thought this was a joke and made themselves feel superior by the constant bullying and harassment see this post, please come to our service and witness the complete devastation you have created", Tick Everett wrote.

Around 300 mourners gathered for the funeral on January 12, the Daily Mail reports.

"Her mum and dad will never see her grow into the handsome young lady she was destined to be", Mr Ryan spoke out to the crowd.

This week has been an example of how social media should be used.

"We don't want another family to go through what we are going through and our vision is to establish called Dolly's Dream", he wrote.

According to the stats provided by the National Centre Against Bullying, one in five Australian children have reportedly been bullied in the past 12 months, while a study conducted by the Australian Institute of Family revealed between 10 and 20 percent of children and young people have become a victim of cyber bullying. "The government need to start doing a bit more, bring in some antibullying laws", said Quentin Pearson, whose 14-year-old son took his life in 2016, told The Australian newspaper.

"To all the parents - please check your children, talk to them, talk to them about their relationships, talk to them about their bullying, whichever way it might be happening", Tick said.

Shortly before her death, the troubled teen, who as a happy youngster had been the face of an advertising campaign for Akubra hats, finished a drawing captioned "speak even if your voice shakes".