The world lost a beautiful soul on February 22nd 2014. A soul that could light up an empty room, a soul that dreamed of the best.
Charlotte Dawson, 47, took her own life. The circumstances surrounding her death are not yet known, however it was publicly known Charlotte had a long battle with depression and bullying.
Charlotte fought hard for a reform into cyber bullying; she campaigned so hard for something so simple - a better world.
In life Charlotte dreamed of eradicating negativity off social media, in death we will continue fighting for her and make her proud of our continuing battle. Charlotte's death can not be in vain.
We ask that the Australian and State Governments introduce cyber-bullying laws to tackle serious online abuse – not just for kids, but for adults too. The police also need the resources to be able to enforce them, and act against those who relentlessly harass others online.
Social media companies like Twitter must also take a more active role in the prevention of cyber bullying. We ask that together we unite to change the cyber bullying platform.
There are many people who loved and admired you dearly. You will be missed Charlotte.
- Em Mastronardi (@EmMastronardi) & Lara Harwood (@LaraH67)
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Twitter Australia need to act on this issue - by finally signing up to the government's children cyber-bullying process like Facebook have. Tweet to ask them to sign up at @twitterau.
If you need support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800