We have been asked to promote this survey widely and if you can help, or know someone who can, we’d appreciate you sharing the link. Below are some explanatory details:
I am writing to ask for your help to promote a short online survey about homophobic, bi-phobic and trans-phobic (HBT) bullying in secondary schools. The survey is part of an impact assessment we are undertaking in relation to the Diversity Role Models workshops in schools. We want to get a better understanding of the views and attitudes of secondary students across the UK so as to compare results from workshops and make a bigger impact in schools.
This survey is intended for any student currently enrolled in secondary school in the UK, and we are keen to hear from as many students as possible. Participation in this survey is voluntary and only takes 10-15 minutes. The e-survey is hosted by Survey Monkey and is accessible 24 hours a day. The survey will close on Wednesday 1 July 2015. Responses are totally confidential and we do not ask students for their name or any identifying information, other than an optional email address if they would like to enter the prize draw.
The direct link to the survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DRM1
We have included some background information that you might find helpful about Diversity Role Models below. We would be very grateful if you could forward the above survey link to any secondary students you know or parents, organisations, teachers or schools that might be able to help publicise the survey. We would also appreciate it if you could post the above link onto any appropriate Facebook pages and Tweet the link.
Kim Donahue, Consultant
Apologies for any cross-postings
Background information about Diversity Role Models:
Diversity Role Models actively seeks to prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying in UK schools. We stop bullying before it happens by educating all young people about differences in sexuality and gender identity, by challenging stereotypes and by tackling the misuse of language.
We take positive role models – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight – into schools to help LGBT students feel confident and ensure their classmates are accepting of difference. Our trained facilitators deliver workshops, giving young people the chance to hear personal stories and ask questions anonymously. And the role models’ powerful stories often empower young people to commit to bringing about change: “I will now be accepting of all these people and challenge people who act otherwise.”
Our vision: is a world where all young people can learn, grow and play safely and have equal opportunities for success and happiness.
Our mission: to assist schools and other youth settings to celebrate difference, encourage acceptance and eliminate gender/sexuality based limitations.
What is the aim of the research?
DRM are seeking to evidence its work with young people in schools and to further develop its data collection methods in order to show both impact and outcomes of its programme for future development and as evidence for funders. The research tools will include five case studies of secondary schools who have participated in Diversity Role Models workshops and an online survey of secondary school students across the UK.
Why is DRM doing this research now?
DRM are in a position now to expand and develop its work and would like to know more about why the workshops have an impact, how long this impact lasts and how to improve data collection to better inform delivery and to demonstrate impact.