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Bullying Times

Monthly Bullying News from Bully OnLine
July 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


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Workplace Bullying

Jail abuse whistleblower wins case
Senior prison officer Carol Lingard is subjected to bullying, harassment and discrimination after reporting claims of prisoners being bullied and intimidated; Prison Service failed "all the way to the top": http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1514935,00.html

"A lot of bullying by senior members of the staff" at Eton College
Sarah Forsyth takes her bullying claim to employment tribunal; Eton responds by telling tribunal that Forsyth simply wasn't up to the job and expresses concerns over her mental health: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1514930,00.html

Verbal abuse doctor tries to overturn damages award
Attorney argues that Daniel H. Raess "is rough around the edges" but he isn't liable for verbal assault: http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2005505190412

Environment Agency recommends woolly knickers
Baroness Young encourages workers to wear thermal underwear to save heating costs: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4608565.stm

Two in every five employees in theatre and arts centres experience bullying
http://www.jacksonquigg.com/BECTU%20summary%20of%20findings.pdf

Non-teaching staff 'suffer abuse'
Professional and support staff are treated poorly by managers and colleagues: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4106020.stm

MoD slow to act over sexual harassment in Army, Navy and RAF
Thousands of complaints but still no action: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4123452.stm

Royal Mail delivery offices targeted by Health and Safety Executive
http://www.cwu.org/news.asp?step=3&NID=999

Bad employers should be named and shamed
http://www.apil.com/pdf/press_releases/press_release_283.pdf

Men blatantly discriminated against when working with children
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1509786,00.html

Mind your language
A guide to swearing at work: http://www.personneltoday.com/30301.article

Rape, sexual abuse, discrimination and evangelical Christian religious intolerance
An everyday story of bullying at America's Air Force Academy: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4091956.stm
Air Force Academy told to improve religious tolerance: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4121846.stm

Los Alamos National Laboratory whistleblower beaten up outside bar
Tommy Hook is left for dead in attack apparently aimed at silencing him: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8123885/

South Korea army bullying ends in killing spree
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4107754.stm


School bullying

Laura Rhodes parents say they will sue school
Her parents say she was bullied at Cefn Saeson School, Neath: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/4605073.stm

Partially-sighted pupil Paula to sue Edinburgh school
http://news.ft.com/cms/s/97ea3604-ce85-11d9-8cb5-00000e2511c8.html

Pupils suspended in "happy slapping" bully inquiry
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4607157.stm

One in five young people bullied by mobile phone or via the internet
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4614515.stm

The Bullies are About
Friends of murdered Lincolnshire teenager Luke Walmsley record a CD in his memory: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/4608167.stm

Children as young as 8 self harm
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1499582,00.html

Boy has front teeth kicked out - Vermont school denies bullying
http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=3465080

Scientific American article: Stopping the Bullies
School can be torture for children who are targeted by abusive students: http://www.sciammind.com/article.cfm?articleID=000A4E36-582D-128A-982D83414B7F0000&pageNumber=1

Cyber bullying - what you can do
http://www.connectforkids.org/node/3116


Stress, health and PTSD

Subjective complaints are biggest cause of sickness absence
If you choose to believe it: http://www.personneltoday.com/30264.article

NHS needs to tackle soaring levels of workforce stress
"This problem is not about whingers and malingerers," says Professor Cary Cooper, "... the assumption that the employee is at fault, rather than the organisation": http://www.nhsconfed.org/press/releases/workforce_stress.asp

Nurses take more sick time off work
Reducing stress and sickness is a new target: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4619245.stm

UK workers "unhappiest in Europe"
http://money.guardian.co.uk/work/story/0,1456,1501125,00.html

Trauma stress 'under-recognised'
Continued stress and anxiety after traumatic experiences is far more common than realised: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4373367.stm

Work suicide and mental illness hit record levels in Japan
http://www.politicalaffairs.net/article/articleview/1317/1/3/

Exercise makes for better workers
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8160459/

Modern psychiatry owes much to pharmaceuticals, science and reductionism
...but may take little account of social and ethnic diversity, or the experiences, beliefs and views of patients. And "DSM is not a scientific document [but] a bunch of smart people who studied the literature and then came up with the best way to define diseases -- very few of the categories have an empirical base": http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/25/AR2005062500982_pf.html


Media requests

Media requests are at media/media.htm


Conferences, meetings etc

I Power I
Monday 18 July 2005, London: anti-bullying conference for young people including music, shows, presentations, special guests, workshops, Damilola Taylor Award, exhibitions, films and open mic sessions: http://www.bully.org

Bullying in the Workplace: an Abuse of Trust; a Denial of Justice
A one-day conference on workplace bullying organised by DAWN (Dignity At Work Now). Date: Wednesday 12 October 2005. Venue: Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham, England. Speakers to include: Professor Charlotte Rayner, University of Portsmouth, Professor Michael West, Aston University, and a representative from Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Further details to be posted on the DAWN website shortly: http://www.dignityatworknow.org.uk  For more information email Keith Munday at keith@dignityatworknow.org or telephone 0797 9732037.

See workbully/conf.htm and workbully/events.htm


Support groups etc

Support groups are listed at resources/groups.htm


Surveys etc

See workbully/surveys.htm


Web sites of interest

Women Freemasons
Membership of the Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Masons includes social workers, teachers and judges. The Past Most Worshipful the Grand Master Eileen Gray CBE presides: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4629813.stm

The Panic Center
http://www.paniccenter.net/

Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers
http://www.sacl.info

Shame and self-righteousness
A Gestalt therapy approach: http://www.integrativetherapy.com/article-shame.html


Achievements of survivors of bullying

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

Sapphire's Blogspot
Tim Field, a knight of our times: http://eternalsphinx.blogspot.com/


Books and articles etc

Tilting at Windmills: memoirs of a school governor
A cautionary tale of corporate bullying (and a story familiar to any bullied teacher): http://www.berwickpress.com/index.htm


Dealing with computer viruses and spam

Are you bombarded with computer viruses and spam?
There's guidance for new (and not so new) 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

"Having suffered at the hands of a company full of bullies for five years I bought a copy of your book Bully in Sight. I just hope other people out there manage to gain a copy of your book before it's too late. Thanks, it quite possibly has saved my life ... I've been through every phase you listed in your book, and only because of the information you provided I was able to turn the corner and put myself back on the road to recovery. Not only that, it has forewarned me as to what to expect next when a company acts in a criminal and corrupt manner, but has allowed me to gain enough energy to take this company to task over what it has done to me and my family."

More reader feedback on Bully in sight at successunlimited/books/tstmbis.htm
See reader feedback on Bully in sight at www.amazon.co.uk and www.amazon.com

See reader feedback on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: the invisible injury at www.amazon.com and www.amazon.co.uk

Bookshops with stock of Bully in sight

England
The Stationery Office Bookshop, 123 Kingsway, London WC2B 6PQ
Waterstones, High Street, Birmingham
Waterstones, 89a Broad Street, Reading, Berkshire
Waterstones, 14-16 Bold Street, Liverpool
Waterstones, 25-26 Butts Court, Leeds
Waterstones, 17 Oxford Street, Swansea

Scotland
Ottakers Book Shop, Trinity Centre, Union Street, Aberdeen

Canada
The Working Centre, 58 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1V6

or you can invest in a signed copy by ordering online

Bookshops with stock of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

England
Waterstones, The Grand Building, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5EJ

Ireland
Hodges Figgis, 57/58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Bookshops with stocks of all books published by Success Unlimited

Republic of Ireland
Clarendon Medical, 43 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2

If you know of other stockists of our books, please let us know.


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