Many parents will be aware of the tragic circumstances in which Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett lost her life earlier this year as a result of cyberbullying. Dolly, as she was affectionately known, has since become the face of a campaign to raise awareness of bullying, anxiety, depression and youth suicide. A legacy that Dolly’s bereaved family fully support with the intent of sparing other families from the same grief.
In this Special Report, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg highlights the dangers associated with social media and outlines how parents can help reduce the risk of cyberbully. Preventing such a tragedy from reoccurring again, needs to have the support of parents, schools and the wider community. All of which must work together towards reducing the risks associated with bullying. Parents especially, need to be aware of the dangers and be proactive in not accepting bullying behaviour of any sort.
Let’s do it for Dolly.
If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the School Psychologist for further information.