Dolly Everett's Parents Call For Nationwide Bullying Reforms

Time for a change

Dolly Everett's Parents Call For Nationwide Bullying Reforms Supplied

Dolly Everett's parents are calling for a national rating system on bullying and cybersafety.

Northern Territory teenager Dolly Everett took her own life on January 2 after years of bullying - she was 14-years-old at the time. 

Now her parents, Tick and Kate Everett have launched a new foundation which will push for a national approach to bullying and cybersafety in schools, hoping each will one day have a star-style rating that reflects the strength of their prevention and response strategies.

But instead of stars, the grieving parents hope every school across the country will one day have a blue heart rating - featuring the foundation's logo - a blue heart, with a butterfly at its centre.

The couple spoke to A Current Affair about the bullying which lead to Dolly's death, saying the Queensland school she attended "swept it under the covers". 

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467.

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