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Bullying Times

Monthly News from Bully OnLine
May 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

Personality disorders common in the workplace
And some may even help your career: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=346422&in_page_id=1770

McLibel trial turned into documentary film
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/4437213.stm and http://www.spannerfilms.net/?lid=161

Anti-Bullying Candidate to stand against Minister
Andy Taylor, a target of workplace bullying, is standing as an Independent candidate in South Cardiff and Penarth in the general election. He is standing against Alun Michael, the Minister responsible for his former employer DEFRA. Andy is campaigning on accountability, integrity and highlighting the issues of workplace bullying. Andy's website is at www.eat2005.info and he can be contacted on 01444 443088.

Articles on bullying published in the Times Educational Supplement (TES)
Bullying in the education sector by Tim Field: http://www.tes.co.uk/search/story/?story_id=2081051
Why are school bullies still allowed to get away with it? It's time for an overhaul of policy says Liz Carnell who runs Bullying Online: http://www.tes.co.uk/search/story/?story_id=2081049
Time to stand up to bullies and cyber bullying by Liz Carnell: http://www.tes.co.uk/search/story/?story_id=2081050

Stalking questionnaire
Dr Lorraine Sheridan from the School of Psychology, Forensic Section, University of Leicester, England, is asking anyone with experience of being stalked to fill in her online stalking questionnaire: http://www.le.ac.uk/pc/aa/stalking/index.html

Updated pages
Answers to frequently asked questions on school bullying: schoolbully/faq.htm
Myths about child and school bullying: schoolbully/myths.htm


Workplace Bullying

Managers accuse Little Chef of bullying staff out of jobs
http://www.caterer-online.com/news/articledetail.asp?lSiteSectionID=1&lSectionID=1&articleID=57878

British Airways pilot wins discrimination case
First Officer Jessica Starmer tells employment tribunal of "family-unfriendly working practices" at BA: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/4471851.stm

Illness fast becoming a dismissable offence
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/viewarticle.aspx?id=201304 and http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=139571&command=displayContent&sourceNode=139301&contentPK=12235157

Recruitment shortfall means 18,000 lost nurses a year
UK nurses leaving in droves due to violence and bullying: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4472351.stm

UK NHS depriving Africa of trained nurses
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4471739.stm

Shop staff regularly bullied by customers
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4467409.stm

Oakland Bay Bridge companies profit from not reporting worker accidents and injuries
http://spewingforth.blogspot.com/2005/04/behavioral-safety-out-of-control-and.html

New US ambassador to United Nations is "800-pound gorilla", allegedly
Former State Department official describes President Bush's choice for US ambassador to the United Nations as a bully: http://edition.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/04/12/bolton.un/ and http://apnews.myway.com//article/20050412/D89E30D81.html


School bullying

Romford schoolboy "tormented to death" by bullies
12-year-old Nathan Jones hangs himself after bullying by classmates at King’s Wood School, in Harold Hill, Romford, Essex: http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4406515

Parents to sue 'bullying' school
The lengths to which a school goes to vilify a target of bullying after bullycide says much about the school's culture: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/4409027.stm

Viewer feedback on BBC 1 Panorama "Why Bullies Win"
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/panorama/4426139.stm

BBC 1 Panorama Why bullies win video available
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/panorama/4241795.stm

Pupil who taped bullying to sue council for damages
Natalie King plans to take Aberdeen City Council to court for failing to deal with bullying at Dyce Academy: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2090-1492366,00.html

Bullies force special needs pupil to watch Internet beheading
Bullies at Cathays High School, Cardiff, force Nathanial Titley to sit at a computer and watch the beheading of Ken Bigley. Cardiff Council confirm that "the council always takes any allegations of bullying very seriously": http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/4489605.stm [Cardiff has experienced two bullycides (Laura Kilibarda and Jamie Sell) and is near Neath where Laura Rhodes committed bullycide]

School takes bullying "seriously"
Police investigate allegations of bullying at Wellington College, Berkshire: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/4430145.stm

Head teachers complain of abuse by parents
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4493881.stm

16-year-old disabled girl in Columbus, Ohio, punched and forced to engage in videotaped sexual acts
Dozens of students watched; principal Regina Crenshaw to be fired: http://www.local6.com/news/4372049/detail.html and http://start.earthlink.net/article/nat?guid=20050416/42608dc0_3421_13345200504161300742089

Bullying prohibited in Tennessee
Caitlin Nolan, from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is one of the authors of State Senate Bill 1621, which prohibits bullying in all of Tennessee's 136 school districts: http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/PersonOfWeek/story?id=715706&page=1

The Bully Blight - an article in Time Magazine
Scientists find that getting picked on is more harmful than anyone knew http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1047497,00.html

Firm promotes lawyer after reprimand
Holland & Knight makes the lawyer chief operating partner just months after he was ordered to attend a sexual harassment seminar: http://www.sptimes.com/2005/03/29/Worldandnation/Firm_promotes_lawyer_.shtml

Eminem safe from bully's lawsuit
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/4451583.stm


Stress, health and PTSD

Depression is top cause of sickness absence
No mention of a primary cause of depression though, ie cumulative negative stress caused by bullying: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4419491.stm

Job stress hits workers' cardiovascular health
Push for greater productivity is taking a toll: http://www.boston.com/business/globe/articles/2005/04/03/job_stress_hits_workers_cardiovascular_health/

First New Zealand conviction for stress
Nalder and Biddle fined $8000 and ordered to pay reparation of $1300: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=1&ObjectID=10120367

Worked to death?
http://www.hazards.org/workedtodeath/

PTSD may be a flaw in the way the brain is designed
http://www.mhsanctuary.com/ptsd/ineng.htm

The Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
http://www.artdsm.com/hsp/

Study finds foster care may foster lifelong ills
Adults who had been children in foster care later suffer post traumatic stress disorder twice as often as US war veterans: http://www.oregonlive.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news/111286810067501.xml?oregonian?lcg

Summary of UK legal position on work related stress
http://www.personneltoday.com/Articles/2004/04/13/23219/Is+your+workforce+feeling+the+strain.htm

Article on compensation for disability discrimination
http://www.drc-gb.org/thelaw/lawdetails.asp?id=387&title=la

Article on injury to feelings and health
http://www.eoc.org.uk/cseng/compensationcases/injury_to_feelings_and_to_health.asp

Guide to setting out a psychiatric injury claim:
http://www.guildhallchambers.co.uk/Resources/PICN_Seminar_Reports/PI_AR_14_MAR_02.html

Psychological resilience
http://www.wilderdom.com/psychology/resilience/PsychologicalResilience.html


Media requests

Bullying by neighbours: I'm Lucy Morgan and I'm currently developing a four part series for Channel 4 about neighbour disputes and the benefits of mediation. Our series is presented by an expert in neighbourhood dispute resolution, a trained mediator and ASBO ambassador who also uses hands-on methods of achieving results. I am trying to contact families in the UK who might be interested in taking part in our series. I am happy to discuss it with anyone and these conversations are held in confidence. The contact details for the programme are Tel 0207 258 6848 or email neighbours@mentorn.tv

Bullycide, harassment and female gang bullying: my name is Wersha Bharadwa and I'm a freelance journalist currently researching stories on bullycide in teenagers and adults, work place harassment and bullying and female gang bullying. If you're in the UK and you have ever experienced this or have had a loved one commit suicide as a result of being bullied, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am looking for male and female case studies. You will be paid for your time, but should be willing to be photographed for the magazine. Please contact me asap at wersha_1@hotmail.com and I will get back to you right away.

From Ottawa, Canada: I'm Natalie van den Bosch, a News Reporter working for CJOH Television, a CTV News affiliate in Ottawa, Canada. I am looking for someone living in the Ottawa area who has experienced workplace bullying and would be willing to talk about it. It is for television broadcast but we can conceal their identity if that's a concern. Anyone who is interested or would like more information can contact me at nataliev@canada.com or by telephone at 613-274-4318

Persuasion: my name is Abigail Adams and I'm researching a new BBC TV series on Human Behaviour. One of the programmes explores Persuasion and will examine the techniques used, both good and bad, to influence our attitudes and behaviour. I am looking to interview somebody who has been bullied into doing something against their will and somebody who has used, or still uses, bullying tactics to get their own way. It might be at work, at home or when out with friends. You should be aged 18-50 yrs old and living in the UK. For an initial, informal chat (no obligation), please call Abigail Adams on 020 8752 6329 or email abigail.adams@bbc.co.uk by 29th April 2005. All calls in confidence.

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.

Media requests are at media/media.htm


Conferences, meetings etc

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


Support groups etc

Bad Apple Bullies
Tips for Queensland teachers on how to deal with bullies and workplace bullying: http://www.badapplebullies.com

Support groups are listed at resources/groups.htm


Surveys etc

See workbully/surveys.htm


Web sites of interest

Is your boss a psychopath?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1462339,00.html#article_continue

Is your boss a psycho?
http://www.labouruniondigest.org.uk/index.php?page_id=1

How administrators are trained to deflect accountability
"The goal of the Delphi technique is to lead a targeted group of people to a predetermined outcome, while giving the illusion of taking public input and under the pretext of being accountable to the public.": http://www.iror.org/delphi.asp

Tribulations as a result of ill work environment and court injustices
http://www.tribulations.freeservers.com/

Email addiction more harmful than marijuana
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4471607.stm

The CALM Zone
http://www.thecalmzone.net/Home/

Tips for developing Emotional Intelligence
http://www.eqi.org/summary.htm

The Highly Sensitive Person
http://www.artdsm.com/hsp/

Employment Law and Human Resources
http://www.workplace-bullying.net/thelaw.htm

Tune-in to talk shows featuring popular Hay House authors
Including Doreen Virtue and Wayne Dyer: http://www.hayhouseradio.com/


Achievements of survivors of bullying

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


Books and articles etc

The Black Holes in the Blueprint
The story of teacher abuse in the USA by San Diego City Schools music teacher Janice Howes. To order contact Janice at howes@nethere.com

Working with Monsters: How to identify and protect yourself from the workplace psychopath
John Clarke, Random House, 2005


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

"It is brilliant and seems as if it was written just for me"

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

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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

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