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Bullying Times

Monthly News from Bully OnLine
March 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


General news
Feline bully receives anonymous threatening letter: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cambridgeshire/4237223.stm

Updated pages
New links on bullying of gifted children: schoolbully/gifted.htm


Workplace Bullying

North East Derbyshire councillor banned for bullying
Standards Board for England finds David Nuttall guilty of bullying: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1424732,00.html and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/derbyshire/4299115.stm

529 UK quangos "useless or duplicate each other's efforts"
Amongst the most useless and most expensive are Investors in People and The Teacher Training Agency: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4255709.stm

At least one third of teacher sick leave caused by stress
A Schools Advisory Service insurance firm survey estimates the annual cost of work-related stress, anxiety and depression is 19m: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4091423.stm

Work illness hits half UK staff
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4221923.stm

Teachers top unpaid overtime league
British workers lose 23bn in unpaid overtime, an average of 4,650: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4291553.stm

Hairdressers "happiest" at work whilst only 8% of teachers say they are "very happy" at work http://www.city-and-guilds.co.uk/servlet/page?_pageid=694&_dad=cg2&_schema=PORTAL30&_type=site&_fsiteid=393&_fid=63656&_fnavbarid=1&_fnavbarsiteid=393&_fedit=0&_fmode=2&_fdisplaymode=1&_fcalledfrom=1&_fdisplayurl=

'Bullying' Homebase demands free goods from its suppliers
Is Homebase deserving of your custom? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;sessionid=2U1FCPAZNRORBQFIQMFCM5WAVCBQYJVC?xml=/news/2005/02/04/nhomeb04.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/02/04/ixportal.html&secureRefresh=true&_requestid=3624

McLibel pair win corporate bullying legal aid case
Helen Steel and David Morris win landmark European Court of Human Rights ruling: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4266209.stm

Excessive regulation costs UK business 39billion
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4303669.stm

Soggy biscuits and forbidden paper clips characterise Yorkshire's unelected regional assembly
A "money-wasting talking shop": http://www.yorkshiretoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=55&ArticleID=934794

30,000 UK women a year forced out of their jobs because of pregnancy
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4225941.stm and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4229495.stm

Hundreds of safety whistleblowers sacked every year
http://www.tuc.org.uk/h_and_s/tuc-9380-f0.cfm

Managers 'losing faith with leaders'
A Roffey Park survey identifies fat-cat pay and corporate scandals as cause of growing disillusionment: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2005/01/27/cnmanage27.xml

Upsurge in "retaliation" claims as US workers fight bullying, harassment and discrimination
http://www.workdoctor.com/press/990210.html

Daimler Chrysler Jeep employment practices questioned
Myles Meyers shoots dead fellow employee at the Toledo North Daimler Chrysler Jeep plant and wounds two others before turning the weapon on himself: http://www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=20050221092509273


School bullying

Pupils boycott school bus because of bullying
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/gloucestershire/4293819.stm

Bullycide "a bit of a nuisance"
Inquiry into death of Oliver Sabine finds "no evidence" despite years of bullying, a broken nose and the theft of five of Oliver's bikes: http://www.getreading.co.uk/story.asp?intid=11399

Technology solutions suggested where head teachers lack the competencies for creating an anti-bullying ethos
"Our Children are not pieces of inventory" say parents: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4268203.stm

Beckham backs anti-bullying bracelet
Bullying is a cause which is "close to my and every parent's heart" says David Beckham as he hands out the one millionth anti-bullying blue wristband: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4247149.stm

UK government 1 billion school truanting policy 'a complete failure'
Underlying causes of truancy - bullying, boredom, irrelevant academic trivia, abusive education system - not mentioned or addressed: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4232643.stm and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/02/06/ncoll06.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/02/06/ixhome.html


Stress, health and PTSD

Stress link to type 2 diabetes in women
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,12265708%5E23289,00.html


Media requests

Bullycide: The Aegis Trust works with a wide range of partners, including governmental, non-governmental, educational and academic institutions around the world on Holocaust and genocide issues. We are currently completing a film on making sense of bullying and we would like to interview parents whose child committed suicide as a result of bullying in school. This film is used to educated young people and adults who visit of centre, to learn about the consequences of bullying. The parents should be in the UK, and if possible within the area of where we are (East Midlands). Please contact Chantelle Lee at chantelle.lee@aegistrust.org or tel 01623 836 627.

Teachers being bullied in the UK: Have you experienced bullying in the workplace from colleagues? We want to hear about your experiences of bullying in the education sector and how it was dealt with by the school. This is for a piece on how bullying in the workplace can be resolved positively, to be broadcast on a new TV channel for Teachers. Please call for further information. We will not identify anyone, or the school if requested. To get in touch please email or call stephanie.elmore@itv.com or tel 0161 832 7211 ext 3952.

Television Investigations Agency is open for business: Is there an issue in your life that's bothering you? Are you being bullied? At work maybe? Do you have the feeling that someone close to you isn't being honest? Whatever your problem, give our detectives a call and see if they can help. Investigations are free. Call our hotline confidentially now on 0207 985 1841 or email cases@princesstv.com

Media requests are at media/media.htm


Conferences, meetings etc

Silent Scream
A play about bullying written and directed by Andy Hickson: http://www.actionwork.com/cptscream.html


Support groups

Support groups are listed at resources/groups.htm


Surveys etc

See workbully/surveys.htm


Web sites of interest

Rules for dealing with office politics: http://www.cyberpsych.com/politics1.html

MothersFor Freedom is for mothers being bullied by an abusive ex partner.

One of the reasons for regular annual inflation-busting council tax rises is to subsidise, hide and thus perpetuate mismanagement and maladministration in County Councils, of which bullying is a significant part: http://www.isitfair.co.uk/

Fair Trade fortnight - a chance to think where our food comes from: www.fairtrade.org.uk


Achievements of survivors of bullying

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


Books and articles etc

Judo with Words : An Intelligent Way to Counter Verbal Attacks
Barbara Berckhan


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

"Engrossing, enlightening, and above all, empowering."

More reader feedback at successunlimited/books/tstmbis.htm

Bookshops with stock of Bully in sight

England
The Stationery Office Bookshop, 123 Kingsway, London WC2B 6PQ
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

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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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