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27/05/2017

Stymie encourages bystanders (your children) to help and support their peers by making anonymous notifications using their site. These notifications will be about students who are experiencing bullying or harm. The notifications can include evidence such as screen shots of acebook conversations or text messages and are automatically forwarded to the appropriate staff member or school based Police officer at Hervey Bay State High School. The first conversation we have, will be with the student who is experiencing harm - they will know they are not alone.

Hervey Bay State High School is committed to harnessing the power of bystanders to change the 'culture of acceptance' of bullying in our community, a problem even the government admits is endemic amongst our youth.

Stymie is working with Hervey Bay State High School to reduce harassment and to teach your children socially responsible behaviour in the cycle of bullying. Hervey Bay State High School will also be encouraging our students to use Stymie to report other welfare concerns they may have, in support of their peers or themselves. We will be supported in our launch of this site, with information sessions to staff, students and parents in September and November this year.

Rachel Downie, Director of Stymie will be presenting at Hervey Bay State High School in September for students and staff and in November for parents and future enrolments. Her parent session is entitled 'Getting Your Techno Power Back: Five Things You Can Do Tonight.' This is a candid session, which details how you can set guidelines for your child’s use of technology in your home. Rachel will also outline how Stymie is going to be used here at Hervey Bay State High School by our students, to support their peers.

More information can be found at Stymie and their Facebook page.