With cyber bullying surging due to isolation and remote learning, saying no to bullying is more important than ever.
Last year, thousands of families, schools and workplaces were awash with blue as Australia stood together against bullying for the inaugural Do It For Dolly Day.
Today, everyone can still say yes to kindness and take a stand against bullying – even in isolation – at the second Do It For Dolly Day.
Dolly Everett was only 14 when she took her life in January 2018, following relentless and sustained bullying and cyber bullying.
Determined that no other family would suffer from the same devastation, her parents, Tick and Kate Everett, established Dolly’s Dream to act as a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves, and to work to prevent other precious young lives being lost.
The anti-bullying organization also works to empower and educate parents, carers and communities to help stop bullying.
Tick and Kate hope a community show of strength will help drive home the anti-bullying message.
Today, on Do It For Dolly Day, the Everett family is asking all Australians to share the Dolly’s Dream message by saying no to bullying and sharing an act of kindness, wearing or decorating in blue and posting a photo on social media using the hashtag #DoItForDollyDay.
“We can’t ask people to come together like last year but fostering a sense of community and togetherness is more important than ever,” Kate said. “Kindness is at the core of everything we do.”
“Blue was Dolly’s favourite colour and creating a sea of blue reminds people that kindness will not only prevent bullying, but can truly help to save the world,” Tick said.