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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

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Former child model killed herself over bullying: family

A former child model, who was once the face of an iconic Australian hat brand, killed herself because she couldn’t take being hounded by cyber-bullies anymore, her family said.

Amy “Dolly” Everett, who was 8 when she starred in an ad campaign for Akubra, was 14 when she committed suicide, her family announced Sunday.

“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 grieving dad then invited the people who’d tormented his “precious little angel” to a service in her honor so that they could “witness the complete devastation” they created.

He then urged people to stop bullies and bullying so that Dolly’s life “will not be wasted.”

On Wednesday, the family said they would start a trust called Dolly’s Dream aimed

Read more at: https://nypost.com/2018/01/10/cyber-bullies-blamed-for-former-child-models-suicide/

Sheriff, school district investigating, family suing over cyber-bullying suicide of 13-year old

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the Nov. 28 suicide of 13-year-old of Rosalie Avila, who her family says chronicled the relentless bullying by classmates. On Monday, the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District announced that it has also launched an internal investigation. The same day, Avila’s family announced it is filing a lawsuit against the Inland Empire school district, which spans Riverside and San Bernardino counties, for failing to adequately respond to the bullying, which contributed to her death.

“I don’t even know how to explain what my life is going to be like without her,” her father, Freddie Avila, told the Los Angeles Times. “She had so much to give to this world. She was so wonderful.”

Family members found Rosalie, who hanged herself in her bedroom, and rushed her to the hospital. But she never regained consciousness and died

Read more at: http://www.losangelesblade.com/2017/12/19/sheriff-school-district-investigating-family-suing-cyber-bullying-suicide-13-year-old/

Family of sextortion victim Daniel Perry ‘losing hope’

The uncle of a teenager who took his life after being blackmailed by cybercriminals has said that he has “zilch” confidence in the suspect being brought to justice.

Daniel Perry, from Dunfermline jumped off the Forth Road Bridge in 2013 after falling prey to an online scam in which he believed he was chatting to an American girl his same age.

A recording of their Skype chat was used by a group in an attempt to blackmail the 17-year-old. The group apparently threatened to share the footage if he did not pay them.

Inquiries by Police Scotland discovered an electronic online trail, which led to the Philippines and links to organised crime groups. A Filipino suspect, Archie Gian Tolin, was named and moves were made…

Read more at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/family-of-sextortion-victim-daniel-perry-losing-hope-06t9mtrwn



– The Latest Installment of the Hit AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY Franchise Debuts Wednesday, November 29 at 9/8c on ID –

(Silver Spring, Md.) – On Christmas Eve in 2002, 9-1-1 dispatchers in Modesto, California receive a particularly harrowing call from local resident Ron Grantski – his 27-year-old, expecting stepdaughter, Laci Peterson, is missing. Investigators and family frantically search for the pregnant woman, retracing Laci’s every move in hopes of finding the missing mother-to-be and her unborn son, Conner. Laci’s college sweetheart husband, Scott, chronicles the day for police; but when details of the timeline don’t

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Cyber-stalking bill inspired by the story of a Bucks County family heads to House Floor in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Legislation authored by Bucks County Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) to increase penalties related to the stalking of minors unanimously passed the House Judiciary Committee Thursday, Nov. 2.

The Combat Online Predators Act [H.R. 4203] provides enhanced criminal penalty for stalkers of minors cyber-stalking under Title 18 Section 2261 by up to five years if the victim is a minor.

In addition, the legislation calls for the Attorney General and Department of Justice to produce an evaluation of Federal, State, and local efforts to enforce laws relating to stalking and identify and describe elements of these enforcement efforts that constitute best practices.

The legislation was inspired by the story of the Zezzo family of Bucks County whose teenaged daughter was cyber-stalked by a friend’s father on social media. Despite the stalking being sexual in nature, the then-51-year-old stalker pleaded guilty only to a misdemeanor stalking charge and was sentenced to probation

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Millennial cyber crime victims losing £612 each as they fall for ‘family and friends’ fraud

Older victims were more likely to fall for scams in which criminals pretend to be household name companies, it found. 

Overall, half of all Brits have been targeted, with eight per cent of the UK population falling victim to the cybercriminals, but Millennials are now more likely than pensioners to be targeted by fraudsters for the first time.

In August analysis of millions of credit files by credit checking firm, Experian, found people in their mid to late 20s had overtaken over 60s as the most likely age group to fall victim to fraud.

It comes after many years of elderly people being the biggest target. Tony Neate, CEO of Get Safe Online; “Younger people have grown up with smart phones and tablets as well as social media which means they are always online in some way or another.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/23/millennial-cyber-crime-victims-losing-612-fall-family-friends/

‘Insecure’ Season 2, Episode 5 Recap: Issa’s Not Racist, Molly’s Family Shock, Lawrence’s Cyber Woes


It’s all fun and games until sh– gets real. And this week, the characters of HBO’s Insecure all seem to have stepped into a huge pile of absolutely unadulterated sh–.

Season 2, Episode 5: “Hella Shook” opens with Issa showing up at Daniel’s front door; not in full trench coat and heels, but in the same vein. In the previous episodes, the boyfriend-less and sexually starved Issa has implemented a liberated dating plan, or “ho-phase”, and looks like she’s managed to work Daniel back into the shuffle.

In legal land, a clever colleague from the Chicago firm asks Molly about her job,”You ever think about leaving?”, he wonders.  As a matter of fact, she hasn’t. Who can afford to walk out on their livelihood every time a white guy scores a bigger salary?  Still, she’s thankful for the advice.

Meanwhile, Lawrence is jogging with his co-workers when he

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Family of teen who committed suicide raising awareness against cyber-bullying


In 2016, suicide replaced homicide as the second-leading cause of teenage deaths according to the CDC. One of the reasons for this disturbing trend is cyber-bullying.

But with every statistic, there is a heartbreaking story.

Luken Boyle, 14, took his own life after being bullied on social media.

“One of the kindest people you would ever meet,” said Luken’s uncle Bill Boyle. “He was only 14-years-old, and he was by far the best person I knew.”

While Luken’s family is mourning his loss, they are working to ensure other parents do not have to suffer their pain.

Bill Geha, a counselor and founder of the anti-bullying Peace Project, created a course for parents called the Parent Project. The project aims to help parents to become proactive when it comes to their kids’ social media exposure.

Geha says parents need to take

Read more at: http://www.wtol.com/story/36038439/family-of-teen-who-committed-suicide-raising-awareness-against-cyberbullying