Dolly Everett's Parents Reveal She Was Tragically Bullied
The tragic story behind the death of Amy 'Dolly' Everett, the young girl who had been known as the face of Akubra, has been revealed by her devastated parents.
Tick and Kate Everett spoke with Tracy Grimshaw on ACA, revealing Dolly had been suspended from school for drinking, blackmailed into sending candid pictures to a boy and also fought with fellow students after she become subjected to unrelenting bullying.
Dolly parents told how she and her big sister Meg went to boarding school for their high school years - but Dolly found it difficult fitting in.
Mrs Everett explained, 'The first term she had issues, as any parent would I asked the school how they were dealing with it,'
Other students had called the then-12-year-old a 's***', which shocked her parents.
They both offered their support, but eventually Dolly had enough and stood up to one of the male students who picked on her.
'It just got too much and she turned around and decked him and then the school suspended her so they were like ''we don't tolerate this behaviour'' but we were like ''but what's made this child, a 12-year-old girl go ''I need to defend myself'' against these kids,' both parents said.
In an ideal world, none of us would have ever heard of Dolly, but, like too many kids, Dolly took her life after years of relentless school and cyber-bullying. #9ACAhttps://t.co/n3EHw1Z2Sz pic.twitter.com/YGlEvcdVI1— A Current Affair (@ACurrentAffair9) May 1, 2018
To this day, the devastated couple don't believe the boys' behind the vicious name-calling were ever punished.
Dolly's phone privileges were then taken away after 'inappropriate' photos were sent to a male student when she was 13 years old.
Her parents believe this resulted in other girls turning on Dolly and she soon started getting in trouble at school.
Dolly was then suspended a second time for drinking with a group of students, admitting to her parents what she had done.
Mrs Everett said, 'I wish she could see herself through my eyes and not through the eyes of the people who made her feel like that,'
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