No to Bullying
Posted: 13-May-2020

Do It For Dolly

Friday 8 May was ‘Do It For Dolly Day’. Tragically, in 2018 the nation was stunned by the untimely death of 14 year old Dolly Everitt, a victim of relentless bullying.

Do it for Dolly Day is about bringing the community together to celebrate kindness and unite in taking a stand against bullying.

Together we can make Friday 8 May a day of kindness. Big or small. Take some time today to check in with our young people, to have a kind, calm and gentle conversation with them and to check in on their online presence, maybe even review their online privacy settings.

The Dolly’s Dream website shares some great resources and ways we can get involved and make a difference: some examples are:

• call to check in on a family member/friend or send them a friendly text message
• make a music playlist or card for someone you care about
• cook a meal for the people in your house

There are many ways each and every one of us can spread kindness and compassion in everything we do. You can spread the Dolly’s Dream message by wearing blue or holding a ‘No to bullying’ sign, and posting on your social media using the #DoItForDollyDay to remind people to be kind to those around them.

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