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Bullying Times

Monthly Bullying News from Bully OnLine
October 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

UK Ban Bullying At Work Day Monday 7 November 2005
An opportunity for everyone to get involved: banbullyingatwork/index.htm

Bullycide memorial page
For several years I've had a memorial page at schoolbully/cases.htm listing children and young people who have been driven to suicide by bullying. Now I've started an equivalent memorial page for adults who have been driven to suicide by bullying: stress/memorial.htm 


Workplace Bullying

Chartered Management Institute reveals bullying of middle management rife
Findings confirm what Bully OnLine and others have been saying for a decade: http://www.managers.org.uk/news_3.aspx?id=3:183&id=3:9&news=3:3139 and http://www.gm.tv/index.cfm?articleid=16466 and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/4248222.stm

CBI says employers have lost faith in tribunal system
Claims of a rise in weak and vexatious cases: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4296200.stm

Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) survey reveals bullying rife in universities
University HR departments protect institutions and help bullies rather than victims say respondents: http://www.thes.co.uk/current_edition/story.aspx?story_id=2024536

Head teacher accused of bullying and nepotism
Former head of St Clement's High School, Terrington St Clement, Norfolk Richard Wealthall faces charges of unacceptable professional conduct at General Teaching Council (GTC) hearing: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/norfolk/4294098.stm

Unfairly sacked hospital consultant wins £1.6 million compensation
South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust ordered to reinstate Dr Feyi Awotona: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/4250436.stm

Sex harassment law strengthened
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4299544.stm

UK Department of Trade and Industry criticised over whistleblowing secrecy
http://www.pcaw.co.uk/news/press_32.htm

Work smarter not longer, instructs UK DTI
"Smarter" is not in the bullies' vocabulary though:  http://www.gnn.gov.uk/Content/Detail.asp?ReleaseID=168854&NewsAreaID=2


School bullying

Another bullycide
An inquest hears that in April 2005 14-year-old Shaun Noonan from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire hanged himself after a long period of bullying which included being head-butted, thrown into a ditch, having an earring pulled out and a 'happy slapping' incident recorded on mobile phones by youths at Sutton High School: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/4209632.stm

UK government Anti Bullying Alliance (ABA) policy U-turn
Bullies must now be made to understand the harm they cause: http://www.childrennow.co.uk/news/index.cfm?fuseaction=details&UID=ad63d763-d19b-4d2e-bfe0-35ecdedadd10

UK government Anti Bullying Alliance (ABA) receives another taxpayers' £600,000 despite lack of accountability
http://www.ypnmagazine.com/news/index.cfm?fuseaction=full_news&ID=8147

School uniforms a factor in bullying
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4204594.stm

Bullies parents of bullies sued
Parents of four students accused of bullying a Pawcatuck Middle School (Stonington, Connecticut) student in 2004 may be held legally liable for the actions of their children: http://www.thewesterlysun.com/articles/2005/08/03/news/news2.txt

Connecticut bullying lawsuit settled
Greenwich Public Schools have agreed a settlement with Patrice Anibal over the four years of bullying hell endured by her daughter: http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2005/08/23/58659.htm

School bullying research
http://www.bullyingresearch.com/index.html


Stress, health and PTSD

Bullying is mentioned in latest occupational health statistics
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2005/e05112.htm

Northern Ireland soldiers 'face combat stress'
Nightmares, flashbacks, terrible sleep problems, and problems with relationships common: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4285696.stm

Brains of pathological liars differ from normal people
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4293520.stm


Media requests

Egomaniacs at work: My name is Monika and I work for Firecracker Films in London. We are making a one-hour prime-time documentary for Channel 4 in the UK, which looks at egomania or "preoccupation with self". We are looking to contact people who have had to deal with an egomaniac in the workplace. Please contact me if you would be willing to share your story on camera or for research purposes only. Please phone 020 7637 9310 or e-mail me at monika@firecrackerfilms.com. Many thanks!

Media requests are at media/media.htm


Conferences, meetings etc

Tuesday 4 October 2005: Workplace Bullying: Tackling the Menace: Costs, Consequences and Solutions for Businesses, Individuals and Organisations, The Burlington Hotel, Dublin 4. Workplace bullying (including management intimidation and corporate terrorism) costs Irish business billions of euro each year. Conference topics include defining the problem, the psychology of bullying, medical consequences, a case study, legislation and best practice for employers. Speakers include Ms Jacinta M Kitt, Dr Mark Harrold, Dr Paul Heslin, Padraig O'Ceidigh, Senator Mary E Henry and Ms Emer Gilvarry. Details at http://www.bravo.ie/workplacebullying/index.htm

Wednesday 12 October 2005: Bullying in the Workplace: an Abuse of Trust; a Denial of Justice, just a few places are now left for the one-day conference on workplace bullying being organised by DAWN (Dignity At Work Now) and supported by the Birmingham Branch, CIPD. Date: Wednesday 12 October 2005. Venue: Carrs Lane Church Centre, in central Birmingham, England. We are pleased to announce that the programme will also include a presentation on the legal implications of bullying in the workplace. Speakers: Professor Charlotte Rayner (University of Portsmouth), Professor Michael West (Aston Business School), David Tong (Senior Researcher, Mercer Human Resource Consulting), Fergal Dowling (Partner in Employment Law, Irwin Mitchell, Solicitors), Kate Brookes, Elsie Gayle, Julie Fagan and Dr Dave Hinton.  Further details, including fees and the availability of concessions, are on the DAWN website (updated since the last notice): http://www.dignityatworknow.org.uk , or from Keith Munday at keith@dignityatworknow.org or telephone: 07979732037. 

Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 October 2005: American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Oregon Chapter presents Issues in Nursing: Violence in the Workplace. Speakers: Dr Gerald Farrell RN PhD, Head Professor, Tasmania School of Nursing, Tasmania, Australia will be sharing his research and his work on horizontal violence in nursing and in health care; Mary Schoessler RN EdD, Portland, Oregon will be sharing her research and her work on a unique intervention to prevent horizontal violence and to decrease staff/career burnout: http://www.apna.org/membership/chapters/oregon.html#Anchor-Events-35882

Saturday 19 November 2005: Ensuring a Life-Work Balance, UK National Work-Stress Network 6th annual conference, Birmingham, England: http://www.workstress.net/

For more meetings and conferences see workbully/conf.htm and workbully/events.htm


Support groups etc

Support groups are listed at resources/groups.htm


Surveys, research requests etc

UK: Andrea Adams Trust National Workplace Bullying Survey
Take part in the Andrea Adams Trust National Workplace Bullying Survey at http://www.andreaadamstrust.org/employees/questionnaire.htm

Canada: No Bully For Me Survey
Take part in the Canadian No Bully For Me Bullying Survey : visit http://www.nobullyforme.ca/cgi-bin/esurvey.cgi?action=viewSurvey&id=1123717406

See workbully/surveys.htm for more surveys.


Web sites of interest

Awareness training for victims of legal and government abuse
The stress of living in highly regulated societies, with a predatory legal system results in a population which reflects the mental conditions of wounded, exploited, and bullied people: http://www.newswithviews.com/guest_opinion/guest70.htm

Mobbing: Sophisticated Bullying in the Workplace
Itís all about power, control and abuse, by Valerie Atkinson Brown: http://icdr.sullivan.edu/articles/MobbingArticle1.htm

Alive3000
News of events about bullying and stress in Ireland plus a free monthly newsletter Work Matters concerning effective and fair relationships at work and school. http://www.alive3000.com


Achievements of survivors of bullying

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


Books and articles etc

Workplace Bullying and Harassment
A Toolbox For Managers and Supervisors by Hayden Olsen: http://www.wave.org.nz/articles.html

Taming your inner brat
A guide for transforming self-defeating behavior by Pauline Wallin PhD: http://drwallin.com/innerbrat_desc.shtml


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

"I wish I'd bought this book two years ago."

More reader feedback on Bully in sight at successunlimited/books/tstmbis.htm
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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

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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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