Dolly’s Dream eSmart program announced

More than a year after their 14-year-old daughter Dolly took her life and following a campaign of sustained bullying, Kate and Tick Everett are bringing a new program to combat cyber-bullying to NT schools.

Today Tick Everett joined Katie Woolf in the 360 studio to discuss The Dolly’s Dream Foundation, has partnered with the Territory Labor Government and the Alannah & Madeline Foundation to deliver the Dolly’s Dream eSmart program.

The Dolly’s Dream eSmart program includes:

Delivery of an eSmart Digital Licence, an eight module online safety tool for grade 3 to grade 6 students, which helps to keep children and young people smart, safe and responsible online in engaging and fun ways.

Implementation of Dolly’s Dream eSmart framework for 10 schools in up to two high priority regions in select schools. The eSmart framework guides school communities to improve cyber safety, increase digital literacy and reduce cyber bullying.

Two parent, teacher and student Dolly’s Dream Connect workshops for 50 select NT Government schools in identified high priority regions. Dolly’s Dream Connect workshops inform schools, students, parents and communities about cyber safety and bullying, and its impact on children and young people.

Expansion of Dolly’s Dream workshops delivered to the Darwin and Katherine based STARS programs. Since 2018, the Alannah & Madeline Foundation has been helping STARS deliver eSmart Digital Licence to 500 girls between Years 7 and 12 in Darwin and Katherine. The objective is to educate vulnerable young Aboriginal girls to be safe and responsible online and to train STARS mentors to deal with online problems.

You can find more information online and listen to the full interview below

Tick Dollys Dream