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The Alannah & Madeline Foundation is proud to support Dolly’s Dream

Dolly’s Dream has decided to partner with the Foundation as one of Australia’s best known and trusted children’s charities, to ensure that Dolly's dream of helping prevent other children being affected by bullying comes true.

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Thank you

Our vital work to keep children safe from violence and bullying would not be possible without the help of our generous supporters.

  • AMF_Icongraphy_White_eSmart_98%Principals_Male.png Over 2 million children have been reached through our care and prevention programs.
  • AMF_Icongraphy_White_AMF_60,000BuddyBags.png Over 80,000 Buddy Bags have been delivered to children in emergency care.
  • AMF_Icongraphy_White_eSmart_150,000AustralianStudents.png Over 230,000 Australian children are learning to be smart, safe and responsible online through the eSmart Digital Licence.

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News & Events


New Junior Primary Digital Licence keeps young children safe online

More than 2,500 schools across the country have registered to use Digital Licence, with more than 200,000 students having completed it.

31 January 2019

Partnership keeping Tasmanian children safer online

More than 1,500 Tasmanian children are safer online, thanks to the ongoing partnership between the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and Aurora Energy.

15 March 2019

Beanies not Meanies

This March to May we’re joining forces with KOGO (Knit One Give One) and Lincraft to help spread the anti-bullying message through #beaniesnotmeanies.

15 March 2019

Dolly’s Dream launches cyber safety programs in Northern Territory schools

Dolly’s Dream, established by the Kate and Tick Everett in the wake of their daughter’s death, has partnered with the Northern Territory Government and the Alannah & Madeline Foundation to deliver the Dolly’s Dream eSmart program.

13 March 2019

Our CEO Lesley Podesta explains how Digital Licence keeps students safe online

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation's CEO, Lesley Podesta, has welcomed the government's $10 million grant program to enhancing online safety for children.

13 February 2019

Welcoming pledges around our eSmart Digital Licence

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation and Dolly’s Dream welcome the announcements from the Federal Government and the Federal Opposition on their support of the eSmart Digital Licence.

12 February 2019

5km every day for 365 days

Adrian McCarthy was so inspired by his running mate Luke Raymond’s fundraising efforts, he created his own challenge: to run 5km every day for a year to raise funds for the Foundation.

11 February 2019

Get ready to hit the ground running in 2019!

Come join us at this year’s Run Melbourne on 28 July 2019 and help the Alannah & Madeline Foundation continue our programs that care, prevent and advocate for a brighter future for all Australian children.

11 February 2019

Kate and Tick Everett honoured to be awarded 2019 Local Hero

Kate and Tick Everett, parents of Amy “Dolly” Everett and founders of anti-bullying initiative Dolly’s Dream, said they are proud to be named the 2019 Local Hero at the Australian of the Year Awards on 25 January.

11 February 2019

Signs to look out for as students go back to school

For many children and their families, back to school is an exciting time – new friends, new adventures and an opportunity to reconnect. But children who have been bullied can meet this time of year with anxiety, stress and apprehension.

11 February 2019

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