1. Information Letter

Dear Student,
Thank you for taking the time to consider your participation in this survey about bullying experiences and school climate at your school. We have provided some information about this project here. If you would like any more information, you can contact the researcher at seffetullah.kuldas@dcu.ie.

What is the survey about?
This survey is about bullying and the climate at your school. We will ask you about your experiences in school in terms of equality and inclusivity. We will also ask you about other things like your friendships, strengths and feelings as we are curious if bullying or exclusion can impact these.

Who are the people doing the research?
Dr Mairéad Foody and Dr Seffetullah Kuldas are researchers at the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre, Dublin City University (DCU). Both of the researchers have been Garda vetted and have ethical approval from DCU for this research.

What do you have to do?
Simply fill out this survey as honestly as you can. Do not copy anyone else’s answers. Do not put your name on the sheet.

Will anyone see my answers?
Your information will be kept completely anonymous and confidential. This means that nobody except the researcher will be able to see it and we won’t be able to tell your answers from another student’s answers. There will be no way of identifying your answers from the hundreds of other answers. All information will be anonymous. The data we collect will be destroyed as soon as it is analysed.

Do I have to complete this survey?
No! Your participation is completely voluntary. You can withdraw from this study at any point.

Can I decide not to participate?
Yes! Participation is completely voluntary. If you do not want to complete the survey, that is your right to do so.
Please feel free to contact the Research Ethics Committee at DCU if you have any specific concerns (rec@dcu.ie).

Thank you once again for taking the time to consider our survey.

Kind Regards

Dr Mairéad Foody and Dr Seffetullah Kuldas

ABC - National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre
Institute of Education
Dublin City University
Dublin 9
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