WARNING – DISTRESSING CONTENT: A Northern Territory man has taken to Facebook to share confronting messages sent to his daughter from an anonymous bully instructing her to do "what Dolly did" and take her own life.
The messages referred to 14-year-old Dolly Everett, who took her own life after suffering years of online abuse at the hands of cyber bullies.
Russell Simpson, who knew Dolly Everett’s family, said his 15-year-old daughter Katelyn is being bullied by an anonymous user on Snapchat named, ‘Fake Account’. He claims it’s been going on for years and wants it to stop.
The concerned father posted just one of the messages his teenage daughter has received on the platform.
“Why don’t you just go cut your wrist until you bleed out,” the message said.
“You’ll do everyone a favour. Go do what dolly did it should’ve been you not her” [sic].
Mr Simpson said he was made aware of the message by another worried parent, after her own daughter read them and became “upset and emotionally distressed”.
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“After Kathy (Katelyn's mother) calmed and explained the following issues that we have been having, the mother like us is totally bewildered,” Mr Simpson wrote on Facebook.
“To all the people that think we go on and on about cyber bulling here is your example to what Katelyn has put up with over the years.
“It doesn’t worry her anymore but now it has become to the point where OK here I come and look out.”
Mr Simpson said he and his family were on a mission to “track this little vermin down”, and they’ve narrowed it down to five people.
He said he has also reported the messages to Snapchat.
The post has been shared more than 500 times.
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