Category Archives: Cyber Bullying

Hundreds of Australians mourn death of 14-year-old cyber bullying victim

CANBERRA, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) — Hundreds of mourners on Friday attended a memorial service for Amy “Dolly” Everett at a Northern Territory school following her death by suicide which her parents said was a result of cyber bullying.

Attendees from across rural Australia wore blue, Dolly’s favorite color, to the funeral in solidarity with her family.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday night issued a statement on social media, saying his heart was breaking for the Everett family.

“Dolly’s passing highlights the devastating impact that bullying can have on its victims,” Turnbull said.

“Every step must be taken to reduce the incidence of bullying, whether offline or on, and eliminate it wherever we can.”

A photo of Dolly as a child in an Akubra hat when she was the face of the iconic brand has gone viral since her parents, Tick and Kate Everett, released it as part of a social media campaign to

Read more at: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/12/c_136890923.htm

Chico cyber-bullying case getting attention online

Chico, Calif.–A pleasant valley high school senior is being bullied over the photo-sharing app, Instagram.

On Thursday many of those messages were getting a lot of attention online after a friend of the victim posted some of the screenshots for others to see.

Kaitlin Danielson is 23-years-old but she remembers all too well what high school was like. That’s why when she heard that one of her friends, a senior at the school was being cyber bullied, she took to the internet.

“I just wanted to orchestrate something that was more focused on her being able to see a support system,” she said.

The messages used inappropriate language to make fun of the victim’s physical appearance.

Many students were shocked by some of the messages.

“I couldn’t imagine receiving this or if I was a parent like seeing that, if I had to

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Chico cyber-bullying case getting attention online – Action News Now

Chico, Calif.–A pleasant valley high school senior is being bullied over the photo-sharing app, Instagram.

On Thursday many of those messages were getting a lot of attention online after a friend of the victim posted some of the screenshots for others to see.

Kaitlin Danielson is 23-years-old but she remembers all too well what high school was like. That’s why when she heard that one of her friends, a senior at the school was being cyber bullied, she took to the internet.

“I just wanted to orchestrate something that was more focused on her being able to see a support system,” she said.

The messages used inappropriate language to make fun of the victim’s physical appearance.

Many students were shocked by some of the messages.

“I couldn’t imagine receiving this or if I was a parent like seeing that, if I had to

Read more at: http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/Chico-cyber-bullying-case-getting-attention-online-468896103.html

The changing face of bullying: What parents need to know

SUNSHINE Coast schools are lining up for programs to help protect kids from the burgeoning threat of cyber bullying.

Headspace Maroochydore community and youth officer Jacinta Hesse said cyber bullying was still a growing and evolving beast, and education on social media features heavily in Headspace’s bullying prevention program.

“That’s a huge part of young people lives in today’s day,” Miss Hesse said.

“There’s still that backyard, schoolyard biffs and brawls as we would think of bullying back in the day, but it is changing.”

Miss Hesse spoke to the Sunshine Coast Daily as an online anti-bullying campaign gained momentum in the wake of Queensland schoolgirl Amy “Dolly” Jane Everett’s suicide.

Miss Hesse believed most Sunshine Coast schools were making an effort to prevent bullying, with 15 schools already completing the Headspace anti-bullying program since it was launched last year.

Miss Hesse said the program was launched after studies showed 46.8 per cent of

Read more at: https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/the-changing-face-of-bullying-what-parents-need-to/3308344/

Suicide of Australian teen ad star sparks cyber-bullying campaign

SYDNEY (AFP) – The father of a teenager who starred in adverts for a well-known Australian hat brand and killed herself after being bullied online has vowed her life “will not be wasted” as a campaign against cyber-bullying gains traction.

A memorial for 14-year-old Amy Everett, known as Dolly, who was once the face of the wide-brimmed Akubra hat, is being held Friday following her suicide on January 3 after constant harassment.

Her family launched the #stopbullyingnow campaign, which has rapidly spread on social media, and plan to establish the “Dolly’s Dream” trust to raise awareness around bullying, anxiety, depression and youth suicide.

“This week has been an example of how social media should be used, it has also been an example of how it shouldn’t be,” her father Tick Everett said in an emotional Facebook post.

“If we can help other precious lives from being lost and the suffering of so many, then

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/suicide-of-australian-teen-ad-star-sparks-cyber-bullying-campaign

Family Says Former Child Model Killed Herself Over Bullying

The family of a former child model, widely known as the face of an Australian hat brand, claims she killed herself because she couldn’t stand cyberbullying she faced anymore.

Amy “Dolly” Everett was 14 when she ended her life, according to the New York Post.

“Doll had the strength to do what she thought she had to do to escape the evil in this world,” her father, Tick Everett, wrote on Facebook. “However, unfortunately, Dolly will never know the great pain and emptiness left behind.”

The family shared a drawing by Dolly of a skinny figure that was bent over backwards with the words, “speak even if your voice shakes” in bold. It was completed before taking her own life on Jan. 3.

“This powerful message tells the dark, scary place our beautiful angel had traveled to,” the family said.

Akubra hats posted an Instagram tribute to Dolly, who was the

Read more at: http://popculture.com/entertainment/2018/01/11/former-child-model-killed-herself-cyberbullying/

State House directs IG Kanganja and ZICTA to curb rising ‘ cyber bullying.’

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Mr Amos Chanda

State House Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda has appealed to the Zambia Police and the Zambia Information Communication Technology (ZICTA) to put in place measures which will curb the cyber bullying and the issuing of fake news on digital media.

Mr. Chanda says the two institutions should conduct a thorough investigation and take decisive action in order to forestall the irresponsible and criminal behavior which has a real danger to disrupt public order.

The Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations has revealed that between the periods towards the 2016 general elections and now, a number of false statements were generated and issued under his name.

Mr. Chanda explains that despite the structural and professional deficiencies inherent in the

Read more at: https://www.lusakatimes.com/2018/01/11/state-house-directs-ig-kanganja-zicta-curb-rising-cyber-bullying/

Zambia : State House directs IG Kanganja and ZICTA to curb rising …

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Mr Amos Chanda

State House Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda has appealed to the Zambia Police and the Zambia Information Communication Technology (ZICTA) to put in place measures which will curb the cyber bullying and the issuing of fake news on digital media.

Mr. Chanda says the two institutions should conduct a thorough investigation and take decisive action in order to forestall the irresponsible and criminal behavior which has a real danger to disrupt public order.

The Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations has revealed that between the periods towards the 2016 general elections and now, a number of false statements were generated and issued under his name.

Mr. Chanda explains that despite the structural and professional deficiencies inherent in the

Read more at: https://www.lusakatimes.com/2018/01/11/state-house-directs-ig-kanganja-zicta-curb-rising-cyber-bullying/