This is the original Bullyonline website developed by the late Tim Field. It is provided as a testament to his pioneering work. Visit our new website.

Bullying Times

Monthly News from Bully OnLine
May 2004

Quote for the month
"Any anti-bullying scheme, initiative or policy which fails to mention accountability for the bullies is likely to meet with little, and often no, success"
(Tim Field)

Workplace bullying | School bullying | Media requests
Conferences and meetings etc | Books | Tim Field on TV | Training
Dealing with computer viruses and spam | Stockists of Bully in Sight and PTSD


Workplace Bullying

UK Ministry of Defence announces inquiry into bullying and harassment
Terms of reference are to examine how the Armed Forces discharge their Duty of Care and how to make improvements; written submissions are invited: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/defence_committee/def190304___no__17.cfm

Glasgow Central College of Commerce lecturer wins fight over sacking
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5025722.html

Ofsted staff say they are stressed and bullied
20% feel they have been bullied or harassed, 66% feel unable to speak freely: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/3673381.stm

Call centre 'Big Brother' warning
Scottish call centre workers face monitoring of telephone calls and emails: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3661071.stm

Death from overwork (karoshi) recognition to be faster
Cases of Japanese workers who die from overwork are to be speeded up: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20040405a2.htm

TUC's approach to rehabilitation
http://www.tuc.org.uk/h_and_s/tuc-7874-f0.cfm

Embittered NUT general secretary delivers last gasp
Doug McAvoy leaves union isolated and ignored by government: http://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/story/0,5500,1191439,00.html
Daily Mail describes Doug McAvoy as "the dinosaur who did more than anyone to diminish the respect the British once reserved for the teaching profession": news/mcavoy.htm

New web site on workplace bullying
http://www.jfo.org.uk/ 

An Australian whistleblower
"These daysí whistleblowers are not hanged in the Public Square, but swing from the clean ropes of due process and natural justice": an everyday tale from the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS): http://www.uow.edu.au/arts/sts/bmartin/dissent/documents/NPWS/index.html

9/11 firefighters suffer anxiety and depression
http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ny--firefighterstudy0419apr19,0,7293203,print.story


School bullying

Scottish girl wins court order to prevent bullying
Paula Thorburn and family forced to take action by the failure of school and education authorities: http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=494052004

Thatcher's children are today's parents - and we're paying price, say teachers
NASUWT believes Thatcher's generation has bred bullies: http://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/story/0,5500,1190572,00.html

Father sues school district over harassment of his son
Classmates taunted ballroom dancer, 12, perceived as gay: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/04/16/BAG3H65N9I1.DTL

'Nearly half' of all school pupils bullied
The way schools are run favours the bullies: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/3628653.stm

12-year-old makes students 'bully proof'
Young black-belt's video teaches children to defend themselves: http://wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38061

Emotional literacy makes it onto the curriculum
http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/post/tm_objectid=14185163&method=full&siteid=50002&headline=pupils-taught-feelings-as-well-name_page.html

Public schools may not be quite as scary as they were
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4848842/


Media requests

Bullying by neighbours: I'm Michelle Woods and I'm currently working on a new show for RDF Media (The makers of Faking It and Wife Swap) called Meet the Neighbours for Channel 4. Our programme aims to take five diverse households from around the UK to a purpose built community this summer and over the course of four weeks and with the help of two experts create an idyllic community! We are looking for your troublesome neighbours - perhaps those who are noise pests, or interfering types or those who are bullies and could do with realising the error of their ways. If you know someone who fits the bill or want to know more about the show then call me on 020 7013 4521 or email neighbours@rdfmedia.com

Women going though a bullying crisis: my name is Liz Scarff and I am looking to get in touch with people who may be interested in taking part in a feature I am working on for Glamour magazine. The feature is a piece about women who go though a crisis, ie bullying, and find the experience is the impetus to completely change their life for the better. I am looking to speak with women who are aged between 23 and 35. Taking part would involve a telephone interview and a photograph. If you are interested or require further information please contact me on lizscarff1@hotmail.com

Bullying Makeover: my name's Jenny Ward and I'm doing a documentary for BBC Radio 1 about bullying and how best to deal with it.  I'm hoping to follow one person's experience of being bullied and take them on assertiveness workshops, counselling sessions and other programs to help make life better and hopefully make the bullying stop. I'll be interested to hear from anyone in the UK who is being bullied who'd like to form the main part of a 30 minute documentary. Ideally I'm looking for someone in their early twenties (15-24 is the listenership). I'm also interested in anyone who is involved in programs which help people cope with bullying eg therapists, drama workshop leaders etc. It's all early days so if anyone has any ideas or suggestions for the programme they'd be gratefully received too! Please get in touch at jenny.ward@bbc.co.uk

More media requests at media/media.htm

Rats and Bullies
A film produced by Roberta McMillan and Ray Buffer (http://www.ratsandbullies.com) probes the suicide of 14-year-old Dawn-Marie Wesley from Mission, British Columbia, who took her own life by hanging herself with a dog leash in her bedroom after systematic bullying and threats by three teenage girls from her school. Her suicide was discovered by her then-13-year-old brother who had come to her room prior to the family's dinner, to use her TV. The bullies were named in Dawn-Marie's suicide note which prompted an investigation by RCMP and Crown Counsel leading to two precedent setting cases by Canada's provincial court in which the bullies were held accountable for their threats.


Conferences, meetings etc

Saturday 15 May 2004
Second Annual DAWN Lecture with special guest speaker Professor Geoffrey Hunt, founder of Freedom to Care. Venue Carrs Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX

Saturday 20 November 2004
UK National Work-Stress Network Annual Conference, Hillscourt Conference Centre, Rednal, Birmingham. Delegate fee £45 (unwaged £10). Speakers include Tom Mellish (TUC Health and Safety Officer),  Steve Lee (HSE Stress Priority Programme), Warinder Juss and Simon Dewsbury (Thompson's Solicitors). More information from les@roberts.farmcom.net


Books

Toxic Coworkers: How to Deal with Dysfunctional People on the Job: Working with the narcissists, borderlines, sociopaths, schizoids, and others
Alan A Cavaiola PhD and Neil J Lavender PhD, New Harbinger Publications; 1st edition, 2000


Media appearances

Tim Field appeared on a BBC1 TV series Britain's Secret Shame: Bullying on BBC1 on consecutive weekdays during the week of Monday 19 April to Friday April 23.


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

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

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

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


Home Pages
The Field Foundation | Bully OnLine
Workplace bullying | School bullying | Family bullying
Bullying news | Bullying case histories
Bullying resources | Press and media centre
Stress, PTSD and psychiatric injury
Action to tackle bullying | Related issues

Success Unlimited
Books on bullying and related issues