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Australia child model Amy "Dolly" Everett suicide focuses attention on cyberbullying

Australia child model Amy "Dolly" Everett suicide focuses attention on cyberbullying

CANBERRA, Australia -- A 14-year-old girl who was the angelic face of an iconic Australian bushmen's hat brand was remembered by hundreds of mourners Friday after her suicide focused attention on the dangers of cyberbullying.

The memorial service for Amy "Dolly" Everett was held in the tiny Northern Territory town of Katherine near her family's cattle ranch.

More than a century old and one of Australia's most iconic brands, Akubra has made so-called bush hats, the Australian military slouch hats and even the fedora worn by Harrison Ford's character Indiana Jones in the 1981 movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

Her family has blamed recent online bullying after Dolly's death last week but hasn't given specifics of the bullying or her cause of death.

The debate about the perils to children of online communication caught the attention of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Source: www.cbsnews.com
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