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Bullying Times

Monthly News from Bully OnLine
January 2005

Workplace bullying | School bullying
Stress, health and PTSD | Media requests
Conferences and meetings etc
Support groups | Surveys | Web sites of interest
Achievements of bullying survivors
Books and articles | Tim Field on TV
Dealing with computer viruses and spam
Stockists of Bully in Sight and PTSD | What readers say about Bully in sight


New pages
Bishop Grosseteste College Lincoln pays £15,000 disability discrimination compensation and agrees to an apology signed by principal Mrs Eileen Baker OBE: media/nr24.htm


Workplace Bullying

Royal Navy Commander suspended amid bullying allegations
Commander David Axon ordered off HMS Somerset after return from Gulf: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4093963.stm

Royal Air Force Brize Norton commander accused on bullying
Wing Cdr Nigel Gorman arrested on charges of alleged bullying and harassment: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4097385.stm

Royal Marines face court martial
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/4109273.stm

Army bullying rife, say soldiers
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4072727.stm

Inquiry call over Army barrack bullying
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/humber/4087029.stm

Former soldier to sue over bullying
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/humber/4122547.stm

UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) staff more sick than average
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4077591.stm

Claims of bullying at Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD)
http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1350412004

Sexist culture of parliament revealed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4074877.stm and http://politics.guardian.co.uk/women/story/0,12913,1367944,00.html

Banker loses £7.5m sexism claim
Stephanie Villalba's unfair dismissal claim of victimisation including bullying emails upheld: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4119097.stm

The greater the monitoring, the weaker the manager
Monitored workers are less productive and more stressed: http://www.personneltoday.com/Articles/2004/12/01/26998/Staff+monitoring+is+on+the+increase+.htm

Anti-gay bullying leaves suicidal legacy
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4055801.stm

Former Bishop of Reading criticises Church of England
Jeffrey John accuses Church of failing to stand up to bullies: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4125913.stm

San Diego pension fund trustee threatened with citizen's arrest for raising concerns
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20041216-9999-1n16pension.html

Britain's Freedom of Information Act becomes law
Everyone in Britain now has the right to request information from police forces, hospitals, schools, local councils and the government: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4139087.stm


School bullying

Karl Peart Award for efforts to tackle bullying
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/4034363.stm

Size is irrelevant
Six-foot seven-inch 18-stone Matthew Ridley stays away from school for a year: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wiltshire/4077069.stm

UK Government Anti-Bullying Alliance accused of bullying
Gagging clause is price of membership: http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3882909 and http://www.leedstoday.net/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=39&ArticleID=909993

Anti-bullying armband gimmick backfires
http://education.guardian.co.uk/bullying/story/0,15408,1368986,00.html

Scheme targets homophobic abuse
Police visits schools in Lambeth, London: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4098323.stm

Bullying hurts kids with hormone disorders
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20041220/hl_nm/children_bullying_dc_1

Getting inside a bully's head
http://www.southbendtribune.com/stories/2004/12/12/local.20041212-sbt-MICH-C1-Getting_inside_a.sto

Bystanders suffer too
http://live.psu.edu/story/9438


Stress, health and PTSD

Long working hours and short deadlines can be deadly
http://www.tuc.org.uk/h_and_s/tuc-9139-f0.cfm

Study links unemployment to suicide and early death
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20041202/hl_nm/unemployment_suicide_dc

Why whites of eyes spell 'danger'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4102981.stm


Media requests

CASE STUDIES REQUIRED FOR NEW ZEALAND TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY: I'm Mary Percy and I work for an independent television production company in Auckland, New Zealand, called Greenstone Pictures who specialise in making documentaries and series for national and international broadcasters. The company was established 11 years ago and has been responsible for a number of award winning documentaries over the years including – Cave Creek, Crump and Kirsa – A Mother’s Story. We are currently working on a documentary looking at issues surrounding office politics in New Zealand. We want to cover topics like bullying and harassment right through to areas of conflict such as gossip, lazy workmates and air conditioning disputes. We're looking for stories to include in this documentary. So if you work in New Zealand and have experienced office politics as an organisation or as an individual, then we'd like to hear from you. You will not be committing to appearing in the programme at this stage it is more an exercise to see who is out there and what the main issues in the workplace are. The information will be kept confidential and we do not need to expose the name of your organisation. She will then go through all the stories and make a selection of the ones we would like to include in the programme. To contribute to the programme, call me or send me an email at m.percy@gspictures.co.nz briefly outlining your story (a few bullet points is sufficient) and include a contact phone number, then one of us will call you back. Please also forward this request to anyone you know who may be interested. At this stage the documentary is in the early stages of production and as we work in a very competitive environment, we would ask that you treat the details of the documentary as confidential. Contact: Mary Ann Percy, Researcher, Greenstone Pictures, Tel 09 630 7333, direct dial 09 623 7762, email m.percy@gspictures.co.nz

More media requests at media/media.htm


Conferences, meetings etc

Workshops by David Kinchin in 2005
Supporting emergency service staff and their families (25 April 2005) and Supporting Families with PTSD (26 April 2004. Places limited, so book early. Details at stress/workshop.htm


Support groups

See resources/groups.htm


Surveys etc

See workbully/surveys.htm


Web sites of interest

Peer bullies more common than you think
Letter in People Management: http://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/pm/articles/PeerBullies.htm?name=employee+relations&type=subject

New web site for bullied teachers
http://www.bulliedteachers.org.uk

Stop Hazing
http://www.stophazing.org/


Achievements of survivors of bullying

What survivors of bullying have gone on to achieve...


Books and articles etc

Sixth Edition of Sam Vaknin's Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited released
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/12/prweb189667.php


Dealing with computer viruses and spam

Are you bombarded with computer viruses and spam?
There's guidance for new (and old) users of the Internet regarding viruses, spam and scam: action/newuser.htm


Stockists of books published by Success Unlimited

What readers say about Bully in sight

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