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E. CASE STUDY: LETTER INVITING PARENTS TO CYBERBULLYING INFORMATION EVENT

Dear Parent/Carer,

CYBER BULLYING PARENTS’ INFORMATION EVENING – TUESDAY 6TH MARCH 2007

Cyber Bullying is a form of bullying that is on the increase nationally. It is where a child is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or targeted by another child using the Internet, mobile phone, or other type of digital technology. We do not have any specific concerns in relation to our own school, but we do want to ensure that issues faced by children nationally are addressed.

Both the local education authority and the Cyberspace Research Unit (CRU) at the University of Central Lancashire have encouraged our school to take a lead in this area, given their view of our strong record on anti-bullying thus far.

With this in mind, we are holding an intensive full day Cyber Bullying Conference for all of our Year 9 pupils in school on Wednesday, March 7th. During the four sessions, the students will be given valuable information about how to deal with this type of bullying as well as being able to participate in workshops covering various aspects of this unacceptable behaviour.

As Mossley Hollins is pioneering this type of event, representatives of Childline, Childnet, UCLAN, DfES and Tameside MBC will be joining us on the day to share their expertise.

Nationally, it has been noted that much of this type of bullying occurs in the home via mobile phones and the internet and so it is vital that you, as parents, are informed and aware of what steps you can take to prevent any such problem. Therefore, we would like to invite you (no students) to attend an information giving evening on Tuesday, 6th March in the School Arts Theatre at 6:30pm.

We expect that this meeting will last for approximately one hour, but we really feel that it will be an hour well spent and of great value.

Please make every effort to attend this meeting and we would be grateful if you could complete the attached reply slip.

Thank you as always for your support.


Head of Upper School/Deputy Head of Year 9


I/we will/will not be attending the Cyber Bullying Information Meeting at 6:30pm on Tuesday 6th March. Please return by Friday, 2nd March.

Refreshments will be provided.

Signed ......................................................................................................................

Parent/Carer of .............................................................. Form ..............................