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