Do It For Dolly Day: Taking A Stand Against Bullying

Do It For Dolly Day: Taking A Stand Against Bullying

The tragic loss of the teen’s life in 2018 sparked a nation-wide response that encourages communities around Australia to spread kindness, and unite in taking a stand against bullying.

After 14-year-old Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett tragically lost her life to suicide after ongoing bullying in January of 2018, her parents vowed that her death would not be in vain. This was a promise that they kept, with the 13th of May becoming ‘Do It For Dolly Day’. This day encourages people Australia-wide to engage with their community in potentially life-saving ways.

Dolly’s parents, Tick and Kate Everett began the ‘Dolly’s Dream’ foundation in 2018, and since then have asked people to show their support for anti-bullying by expressing kindness, participating in community events, and wearing blue on May 13th.

There are a number of ways you can support people being bullied. We can all help by being kind to everyone, all the time. It’s also important to let people in your life know that you are there for open and honest communication if they need, and if you see something, say something. Stopping bullying is our combined responsibility, and we can’t beat it until we are united in taking a stand.