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

OPEN UP The generous staff at Hair Together and True Beauty all wore blue today in honour of 14-year-old Amy'Dolly Everett

Hundreds of mourners gathered at the Casuarina Street Public School in Katherine on Friday to farewell Dolly, with supporters heeding the call to wear the 14-year-old's favourite colour, blue.

Her family says her death came after she was subjected to relentless bullying.

"Dolly" Amy Jayne Everett was the former face of Akubra Hats.

The debate about the perils to children of online communication caught the attention of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

"Dolly, you are loved and you will never be forgotten, " he wrote. It's a positive glimmer from the tragedy that shocked and broke hearts in Australia.

'From pain and loss we must renew our commitment to say no to bullying.

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 raise awareness of the impact of cyber bullying.

Dolly's parents expressed gratitude for the "overwhelming response" they received to their grief and asked for time to celebrate the life of their lovely daughter. (Facebook / Tick Everett) Amy Jayne Everett.

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In 2016, The Sun Online launched its Block The Bullying Campaign with the NSPCC in a bid to stamp out the sharing of vile videos showing children being attacked. Dolly who was not even 15 at the time of her tragic death, had completed a drawing with "Stand up, speak even if your voice shakes" written on it.

"This powerful message tells the dark, scary place our lovely angel had traveled to", the family wrote.

Dolly's death has sparked both sadness and outrage among many families, including those from rural and regional Australia.

In a description of her online petition, Katrina accuses such apps of "breeding suicide", using a message sent to her daughter as a poignant example.

"They are not alone - there is a Global alliance of people that want to help support and empower", she said in response to a question on Twitter.

"Sort of rips your guts out when you get this sort of news, this bullying is that out of control now".

Dolly's grieving father, did the unexpected, he invited his daughter's tormentors to a service in honor of her.

"Firstly 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".

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