1. Information for Teacher & Teacher's Consent Form

Dear Teacher,
Thank you for taking the time to consider your participation in this online survey about bullying, victimisation, and school climate. We have provided some information about this survey here. If you would like any more information you can contact the researchers at seffetullah.kuldas@dcu.ie
What is this survey about?
It is aimed at understanding school teachers’ perception of school climate and their attitudes towards ethnic minority students (particularly those from the Roma community).

What are the benefits of this survey? 
Bullying is a growing concern for teachers, parents, and students. Ethnic minority students who perceive or experience negative attitudes or discrimination at school are more likely to suffer from social and emotional health problems as they grow older. This survey  is imperative, so we can try to tackle this problem and work to create interventions to reduce negative experiences for all children in our schools.

What do you have to do?
If you consent to your participation in this survey, you will be brought to the next page about data privacy. If you consent to the data privacy, the survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

What are the risks? 
This survey has no expected risk to participants.

Is it confidential? Will my school or my name be mentioned?
There is NO way of identifying your responses, name, or school from the other participating teachers. All information will be anonymous and confidential. In addition, no effort will be made to compare you to any other. The results will only give us a general idea of this issue in our schools. It will provide us with NO specific details about you.

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Can I decide not to participate?
Yes! Participation is completely voluntary. You can also withdraw from this survey at any point. However, the more school teachers take part in this survey, the better. We hope that by conducting this survey, we can encourage governmental organisations (e.g., Department of Education) to allow for more provisions for bullying and discrimination in schools.

Thank you once again for taking the time to consider our online survey. If you have concerns about this study and wish to contact an independent person, please contact: The Secretary, Dublin City University Research Ethics Committee, c/o Research and Innovation Support, Dublin City University, Dublin 9.  Tel 01-7008000, e-mail rec@dcu.ie 

I have read the plain language statement and consent form and I consent to my child's participation in this survey: