Rachel Downie, the creator of Stymie (Anti-bullying Notification System) is coming to present to all Marsden High School students and staff on Wednesday 22nd February. Rachel is passionate about supporting students who are being bullied and has setup Stymie to offer a safe way to notify someone about bullying and to seek help. Rachel has kindly offered to present a parents information session and we would like to extend an invitation to all parents to attend. This session with run from 4:30pm - 5:30pm in the school hall.
Stymie was developed with consideration for the Australian Safe Schools Framework, as well as the recommendations of the Australian Covert Bullying Prevalence Society. Stymie allows bystanders to send anonymous notifications to our school, about someone who they believe is being bullied or harmed. This notification allows you to upload evidence, such as screen shots of social media posts and discussions, text messages or instant message conversations to help outline an incident. The school then receives this Stymie notification via an encrypted, anonymous and confidential email which can then be appropriately actioned by the school. It is important to note that Stymie does not store any information, it is merely the conduit through which the information travels.
For more information about Stymie please visit the Stymie website
If you would like attend the parent information session, please complete the form which was sent home with your child and return to the school office. If you did not receive this form, there is a copy on the school app.