I am reblogging. This is yet another thing that needs attention. Bullying and suicide, in young teens. Children need to be educated younger.
THE father of tragic Northern Territory teenager Amy “Dolly” Everett says Australians need to start speaking to their children about bullying and depression.
Tick Everett, with wife Kate and daughter Megan at his side, said the conversation needed to happen before any more young lives were lost.
Dolly died last week after relentless online bullying led her to take her own life just weeks before returning to school.
“We’ve got to start talking about it,” Mr Everett said.
“We’ve got to educate the little kids, we’ve got to educate the teachers. Everybody is somebody’s daughter, somebody’s son. Nobody deserves to lose it.”
He said bullying needed to be stopped at an early age, before it got out of control.
“If kids start to get away with it there it seems to follow them through life,” he said.
Mr Everett urged parents to speak with their kids.
“Be honest with your…
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