Half the population are bullied ... most only recognize it when they read this
The late Professor Heinz Leymann was one of the world's pioneers and foremost authorities on mobbing (bullying) and PTSD. His web site is essential reading for anyone studying the effects of bullying on health.
Stina Thorin's Mobbning på arbetet (Bullying at work)
Ordinance of the Swedish National Board of Occupational Safety and Health containing Provisions on measures against Victimization at Work
www.arbsky.se/isa/skadfakt/mobb/mobb.htm is a site of Arbetarskyyddsstyrelsen och Yrkesinspektionen (The Occupational Safety and Health Administration) containing statistics from year 1998 about work related injuries and illnesses caused by bullying and harassing. The population of Sweden is about 8,000,000 (which includes about 500,000 Finns). There were officially 16,000 illnesses caused by work in 1998 of which 650 were caused by bullying and harassment. Most targets were 45-54 years old, both women and men. From 1996 to1998 the rise of these cases was: men 120% and women 80%. Two out of three cases were from social work, health care or education. From 1997 the biggest growth has been in the group of women working in the community. 45% of targets were bullied by superiors or bosses. Bullying caused on average 110 days sickness absence (men had longer absence than 110 days, whilst women had shorter). [These figures mirror those from the UK National Workplace Bullying Advice Line]
Föreningen Mot Mobbning (Bullying at school)
www.afam.nois a site from Norway, Anonym Foreldre av mobbeofre (Anonymous parents of victims of bullies at school).
See also bullying resources in Finland
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