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Bullying Times

Monthly News from Bully OnLine
September 2004

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


Notices

A huge thank you to all who sent me their kind thoughts and words in response to my recent emailing.

David Kinchin's Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: the invisible injury, 2001 edition is sold out. A new edition is being printed and will be available in October 2004 (the only significant changes are to the chapter on Critical Incident Stress Debriefing).


Workplace Bullying

'Most' UK staff work extra hours
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3525998.stm

If you're a stressed doctor, it's your own fault, allegedly
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3559180.stm

Bullied workers suffer 'battle stress'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3563450.stm

US workers stressed to death
http://www.ny1.com/ny/Living/SubTopic/index.html?topicintid=4&subtopicintid=19&contentintid=42497

More woes for Wal-Mart
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,3604,1275674,00.html

Woman claims Costco discriminates against female managers
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20040817-1551-ca-costco-discrimination.html

Sacked scientist receives service award
http://www.canada.com/national/story.html?id=c8da134d-84ab-491d-8ef6-fa6fccc0595c

Stress drives Canadian workers to tears
Burnout is driving teachers and health care workers to breakdown: http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/news/montreal/story.html?id=fcd95633-76d1-493a-8b53-f139b87e478d

Unions are good for you
http://www.tuc.org.uk/h_and_s/tuc-8382-f0.cfm

Eastpointe, Detroit, school officials admit fraud
http://www.detnews.com/2004/schools/0406/23/b01-190801.htm

Hollinger executives 'took $400m'
Report claims Lord Black and others "made it their business to line their pockets in almost every way they could devise": http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3614690.stm

Workplace revenge on the increase
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3811937.stm

Council employees are bound to behave
Professional behaviour, respect, financial probity, openness, lack of conflict of interest and fairness are to be essential: http://www.workplacelaw.net/display.php?resource_id=4872&a_id=1317

Airport staff jam bullying hotline
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3616264.stm


School bullying

Helpline receives growing number of calls about bullying
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/3595158.stm

Suicide pact pair may have been bullied
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/3629806.stm and http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=161389&command=displayContent&sourceNode=161372&contentPK=10899540

Mom claims child hurt by bully sues school district
Woman's 4-year-old son allegedly attacked by another child: http://www.nbc4.tv/education/3614879/detail.html

Internet Gives Teenage Bullies Weapons to Wound From Afar
Article in New York Times: www.nytimes.com/2004/08/26/education/26bully.html?ex=1094512218&ei=1&en=cf441ab600ea3965


Stress, health and PTSD

Suicide and Mental Health Association International
http://suicideandmentalhealthassociationinternational.org/index.html

Teen depression on the increase
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3532572.stm

Dissecting DSM
A critical look at the pervasive influence of DSM and ICD: http://www.newtherapist.com/diagnosis12.html


Media requests

BBC Newsround: I'm Sally Meeson and I'm currently working on a special programme on bullying for the BBC's children's news programme Newsround. We're currently looking for a number of guests for our programme including:
1) A teacher who would be willing to talk about being intimidated/ bullied by his/her pupils
2) A child who has been a bully but has now reformed but would be willing to talk about what made them do it/ what made them change/ what they would say to other bullies
3) A celebrity (preferably one who is quite young and therefore well known by our audience) who could talk about being bullied themselves at school then fighting back at the bullies by becoming succesful
4) A child who would talk about being "e-bullied" ie being sent intimidating texts/emails/chat room messages
The programme is due to air on Sept 17th and the majority of the filming is planned to take place on the first week of September. Contact Sally Meeson, Newsround, Tel 0208 2256210, email sally.meeson@bbc.co.uk

School bullying: I'm Helen Duong and I'm writing an article on bullying for a national UK teen title and I need your help! I am trying to find someone aged 15-19 who has been bullied at school. perhaps because of jealousy over who their boyfriend/girlfriend were. It needs to be a romantic story, with hopefully a happy ending, and they have to be willing to send in a photo. They can contact Helen on hel2d@yahoo.co.uk

Are schools doing enough? I’m Tamsyn Kent and I'm working on a piece for the 7 o’clock News about bullying. We are a half hour nightly news programme aimed at 25-35 year olds. We are looking for an interviewee who fits into this age group (or very near) who could talk about whether schools are doing enough to tackle bullying. The government has a bullying charter and is launching the Anti Bullying Alliance and yet some children’s charities say a third of schools operate a no-blame policy which isn’t working. If you're able to contribute contact me at work on 0208 624 9399 or email tamsyn.kent@bbc.co.uk

Bad girl made good: I'm Claire Roberts and I'm writing a feature on 'bad girls made good' and one of the 'bad girls' I have in mind is someone who used to be a bully before seeing the 'error of her ways'  and then 'making good'. Perhaps she herself was so scared of being bullied that she did it to fit in, or perhaps she was having such an awful time at home  / school / uni / work that she thought she'd dish a bit out herself. The premise of this is that it's a positive piece - we're not looking to vilify anyone here, it's more about self awareness and the story behind how this woman turned her life around to be the super-successful XXX she is now. It would involve pix and an interview over the phone. Ideally I need the case study to be aged 30-40 and in the UK. If you fit the bill, call me, Claire Roberts, on 07939 514823 or email clroberts28@hotmail.com

Neighbour bullying: Talkbackthames Productions are looking to make a television series in which a central expert "negotiator" can help with solving difficult neighbourhood disputes. I would love to hear from people (initially in the London area) who would be willing to feature in the series, put our negotiator to the test and see if a satisfactory resolution to their problem can be found. Anyone interested or with a query should feel free to contact me on tel 020 7861 8465 or by email elly.brocklehurst@talkbackthames.tv

Army Solider - be the bullied: Quickfire Media an independent television is developing a documentary for Channel 4 looking at bullying and non-combat deaths in British Army Barracks. We’re interested in talking to anybody who has been bullied or has witnessed bullying. Please call Naomi Bradford on 0117 946 6838 or email naomi.bradford@quickfiremedia.com

Let down by your solicitor? Have you been wronged by your solicitor? Did you seek help from the Law Society? Did the Law Society let you down? If you can answer yes to all three questions and you wish to share your stories with the public, please email Liz Rosilio at BBC Television: liz.rosilio@bbc.co.uk. Please include a contact number and a brief outline of your experience.

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

 


Books and articles

Article on psychopaths in the workplace
UK Daily Mail, 19 August 2004: Is that a psycho sitting next to you at work?

Is life stress more traumatic than traumatic stress?
By Sari D Gold, Brian P. Marx, Jose M Soler-Baillo, Denise M Sloan (abstract from the Journal of Anxiety Disorders): 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VDK-4D04RR7-1&_user=10&_handle=B-WA-A-B-VW-MsSAYVA-UUW-AUEZUBUAWY-AUEBZAUEWY-CYZVUBVUW-VW-U&_fmt=summary&_coverDate=07%2F30%2F2004&_rdoc=4&_orig=browse&_srch=%23toc%235985%239999%23999999999%2399999!&_cdi=5985&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=5a7b0f582999b09f4c63066552fabc84

Article on workplace bullying
http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/advice/bully-boss1.asp

Why we enjoy telling people off
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3601134.stm and http://www.abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20040826_557.htm

The Psychotic Organisation
http://zeus.bke.hu/kutatas/sievers/Sievers_Psychotic_organization.pdf


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

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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