Empowering students to stand up for their peers

Engaging bystanders is the key to disrupting the cycle of bullying, cyberbullying and harm; making your school an even safer place to learn.

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Stymie promotes student wellbeing

We work with schools to enable students to make anonymous notifications about peers they believe are being bullied or harmed. Once the notification is made, the connected school receives the information via email, and responds according to their wellbeing framework.

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What schools are saying

Macksville High School, NSW Deputy Principal

Stymie gives our students the opportunity to do the right thing. It has empowered them to stand up for themselves, their friends and our entire school community.

Harristown State High School, QLD Deputy Principal

Stymie has become an integral part of how we support student emotional health and wellbeing at Harristown.

Highfields State Secondary College, QLD P&C President

Parents and students know that Stymie is reliable and confidential and that the message gets to the right people immediately so that action can be taken to support our students.

Students can use any internet-connected device to make a notification at any time

The web-app prompts students to write a short description of an incident involving bullying or harm. They can also upload supportive evidence using screenshots of aggressive, threatening or harassing social media content or messages.

Stymie is a web application, meaning that students can access it via any internet browser. They do not have to download anything from a website or store.

Information for parents

Globally, 1 in 3 students experience bullying whilst in school

In many cases of bullying and harm, there are bystanders present. Some students feel comfortable asking for assistance from teachers or their families about issues that are concerning them but some don’t.

Stymie allows bystanders to remain anonymous, giving them the courage to overcome the fears and social pressures that prevent them from speaking up. It also relieves feelings of helplessness for students who want to help themselves or their peers but don’t quite know how.

*Data via UNESCO 2018
About Stymie

What does Stymie do for schools?

Every day, a percentage of students stay at home because they feel worried about going to school. Through giving students the power to say something, Stymie works with you to make your school community an even more safe and supportive place of learning.

Existing schools report that students are not only using Stymie for instances of bullying and cyber bullying, but also illegal activity, harassment, self-harm, and harm to their communities.

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