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Bullying Times

Monthly News from Bully OnLine
October 2004

Workplace bullying | School bullying
Stress, health and PTSD | Media requests
Conferences and meetings etc | Surveys | Web sites of interest
New! 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


I've updated the Frequently Asked Questions page on school bullying.

Printing of the new edition of David Kinchin's Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: the invisible injury, 2005 edition is well under way, as is the latest reprinting of Bully in sight.


Workplace Bullying

Bullying rife at work, says study
Lee Glendinning writes about workplace bullying in The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,,1314443,00.html

Beware: psychopath at work
Kate Hilpern in the Guardian examines the often unrecognised danger of psychopaths in suits: http://jobsadvice.guardian.co.uk/officehours/story/0,,1313261,00.html

Office psychopaths
How well do you know your colleagues? An article at http://lawzone.thelawyer.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=112204

The destructive power of bullying at work
Janet Murray in The Guardian examines how bullying can ruin your job, and even your life: http://jobsadvice.guardian.co.uk/officehours/story/0,,1278894,00.html

HR the victims of bullying
http://www.personneltoday.com/pt_news/news_daily_det.asp?liArticleID=25815

New UK grievance procedures come into force
http://www.tuc.org.uk/law/tuc-8739-f0.cfm

British fail to rest at weekend
Despite working the longest hours in Europe, weekend is a time when Britons worry about the week ahead: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3611082.stm

Excessive workloads mean people forego two-week annual holiday
http://www.hrgateway.co.uk/viewnewsdetail.asp?uniquenumber=5271

Stress 'does increase risk of heart attack'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/09/02/wstres02.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/09/02/ixportal.html

Ethnic workers more likely to suffer bullying
Stress burnout, depression and anxiety also more likely: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/3643758.stm

Psychometric testing used to identify bullies...
...so they can be given the job: http://workers.labor.net.au/237/news1_bully.html

How to make a vexatious libel action backfire
action/backfire.pdf

Psychometric pseudoscience used to justify sackings
http://workers.labor.net.au/238/news1_rails.html


School bullying

Suicide pact girl wrote letter about bullying
13-year-old Laura Rhodes left a note describing the bullying she endured. South Wales Police said they did not believe bullying was a factor in the teenager's death despite her parents' insistence that she was bullied extensively: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/3645644.stm

Students deny bullying claims
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/3701698.stm

Bullies find new playground in cyberspace
Heather McLean in the Guardian explores how bullies use Internet message boards to spread their hate: http://education.guardian.co.uk/elearning/story/0,,1314008,00.html

Children who suffer in silence
Jill Parkin in The Times suggest ways to spot the signs and tackle the problem: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFriendly/0,,1-7-1283993,00.html


Stress, health and PTSD

 


Media requests

BBC Radio 1 Anti-Bullying Campaign: I'm Laura Hollis and we're running an Anti-Bullying campaign on BBC Radio 1 this November. I'm looking for a young person in the UK aged 15-30 to interview about their experiences of workplace bullying. This would in turn be made into short on-air trailers across the week of 22/11/04. To take part, contact me on tel 0207 765 2981 or email laura.hollis@bbc.co.uk

Men bullied at work: I'm Sarah Hecks and I work for Menís Health magazine. Iím researching a piece on bullying in the workplace. I'm trying to get hold of men who are willing to talk about their experiences of bullying at work (either being bullied or participating in the bullying). Everything will be treated in a confidential manner. Contact Sarah Heck, tel 020 7339 4438, email sarah.hecks@natmag-rodale.co.uk

The impact of bullying on later life: I'm Alexander Hill and I'm a producer for the BBC have have been asked to put together a programme for a new series for BBC Three on Bullying. The premise of the programme is to explore the dynamics and impact of bullying on later life. The series will feature people aged between 25-35 who were bullied in school. It will tell the story of how their lives have turned out and will feature stories of how some have completely turned their lives around, and those who are still deeply traumatised by their bullying. As it's ten years on what would they like to say to the person who bullied them? We profile the bully in each case and see what makes a bully a bully. I am looking for people in the UK strictly within that age group (25-35) who feel passionately about their experiences and want to tell their story. Whether they are now successful in business or still trying to deal with their trauma every story is important. Do they have burning question they'd want to ask the person who made their lives miserable, maybe Why? People can contact me on alexander.hill@bbc.co.uk

Stop Bullying: Iím Georgina Seldon and Iím currently researching for a documentary about bullying. I am studying BA Television Production at Bournemouth University. Iím interested in getting in contact with people who are willing to share their experiences of bullying whether it be school bullying, bullying within the workplace or perhaps friends and family of a victim of bullying. The objective of the piece is to make a powerful statement against bullying and to raise awareness of the issue with the aim to help others in similar situations. Filming is due to take place on the 30/31st October and I need your help. If you would like to take part or feel you could help with research please contact Georgina Seldon in confidence either by telephone: 07890 478803 or email: doc_film@hotmail.com

Life's everyday problems: do you want the chance to improve your life in an afternoon!? Do you want some friendly, no-nonsense advice about something that's really bugging you? Have you got a score to settle with a partner/friend/colleague/relative? Or do you want to try and sort something out in your life once and for all? Let Ann Widdecombe into your living room for an afternoon and tell her about your troubles. A new BBC2 TV series dealing with life's everyday problems wants to hear from you now. Email michelle.woods.01@bbc.co.uk or call Emily on 020 8225 7096 telling us what you want sorting out and why. Please leave a contact number.

More media requests at media/media.htm


Conferences, meetings etc

Workplace Mobbing Conference
Thursday 14th and Friday 15th October 2004, Novotel, Creek Street, Brisbane, Australia. Speakers include Dr Kenneth Westhues, Dr Charmaine Hockley, Lt Colonel Lance Collins, Dr Jocelynne Scutt, Dr Brian Martin, Dr Betty McClellan: http://www.workplacemobbing.com/

Exploring Roads to Recovery following Bullying in the Workplace
Saturday 16 October 2004: a seminar organised by DAWN at Carrs Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX. Speakers include Linda Foxall (Patient Advice & Liaison Service PALS), Julie Fagan (Suspension in the NHS), Grace Filby (Designs for Wellbeing), Paul Marks (Depression Alliance), Ozzie ffield (DAWN). For more information contact keith@dignityatworknow.org.uk


Surveys etc

See workbully/surveys.htm


Web sites of interest

The autumn programme at Alternatives in London is well under way.


Achievements of survivors of bullying

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

Bully Neutralizer
A CD describing authentic Kung Fu principles and techniques to stop bullying at work, at home, or at school: www.InternalKungFu.ca

Oilean Ltd
The Integrated Social Care Learning and Development Solutions Company: www.oilean.co.uk


Books and articles etc

You don't have to take it any more
A video on school bullying from Hourglass Production. NY: http://hourglasstv.com/bullies/index.html

Understanding stress breakdown
The Stormy Search for Self: understanding and living with spiritual emergency, Christina Grof and Stanislav Grof, Thorsons, 1995, ISBN 1-85538-504-X


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

"Extraordinary... rarely in my life have I read a book with such impact." (Ex-nurse)

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

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.


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