Dolly Everett's parents applaud government action on cyberbullying
The parents of Queensland school girl Dolly Everett have applauded moves by the government to introduce a raft of measures to combat the rise of cyber-bullying.
The Northern Territory teen took her own life in January this year after being bullied online. She was 14.
A task force set up by the state government to look into cyber-bullying made 29 recommendations, all of which have been accepted by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
Anti-bullying programs will be rolled out in all Queensland schools and Ms Palaszczuk is now calling for a national response to the issue.
"We are going to put in place very clear guidelines about how they should be dealt with," Ms Palaszczuk said.
Dolly's mother Kate Everett said the report was "everything we wanted and then some".
"It feels incredible to be heard and we too hope this is a national roll-out," she said.
Initially, $3.5 million dollars will be spent on cyber-bullying awareness and education campaigns as well as investigating ways to better block, monitor and detect bullying online.
Ms Palaszczuk admits while some of the recommendations could be implemented quickly, some would take years, which was why it was important to get the ball rolling as soon as possible.
Queensland's Liberal National Party Opposition has offered bipartisan support for any measures the government put forward.
"We've been involved with this process right from the very beginning, it's been a good process with many forums conducted across the state so we look forward to the implementation of these recommendations and we ask that be done as quickly as possible," Deputy Opposition Leader Tim Mander said.
Journalist Madonna King has been heading up a 14-member task force that also includes child psychologists, educators and academics in putting together the report.
"I think social media companies have to work much harder here. They have access to all of our children but they don't often have the leadership or liability that should go with that," she said.
Dolly's father Tick Everett said the report meant parents "who didn't know what to do" now had answers.
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