Anti-bullying campaign Dolly’s Dream delivered its first workshop in Katherine for parents to prevent bullying and cyberbullying, last night.
Ahead of the workshop Kate Everett said it was important Parenting in the Digital World was delivered in Katherine first in attest to the support from the community.
“We always said at the beginning that what ever programs we were going to deliver, Katherine would be the first to get them,” Mrs Everett said.
“The support from Katherine and the NT has just been astounding,” she said.
After the tragic death of Amy “Dolly” Everett in January this year following sustained bullying, her parents Kate and Tick Everett set up anti-bullying campaign “Dolly's Dream”.
About 30 people attended the workshop designed to equip parents with take-home tips they could start using with their children.
Local country music star Tom Curtain performed his hit song Speak Up, a tribute to Dolly which has seen overwhelming support from schools and the community.
“When we first started we had no idea what impact the song would have, we just wanted to raise awareness,” Mr Curtain said.
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Amy Williams, a facilitator from national children’s charity, the Alannah and Madeline Foundation delivered Parenting in the Digital World.
Both a mother and a teacher, she said she understood first hand the need for cyber safety knowledge.
The workshop looked at both the risks and opportunities afforded by technology and the importance of two-way communication.
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