The National Council of Psychotherapists
Bully OnLine – web site review…
A project of the Field Foundation Bully OnLine is the world's largest resource on bullying and related issues. It is a virtual one-stop shop for anyone interested in bullying and related matters.
The site is helpfully subdivided into a number of categories
· Media centre – featuring news releases, requests for media interview, bullying on TV etc.
· Bully news – with a ‘click here’ button to receive your free monthly enewsletter on bullying and related issues – I receive this regularly and it is an invaluable resource…
· Bully action – offering practical advice for tackling bullying, plus legal and case law
· For employers - Anti-bullying policy development
· Bully resources - Links, resources and the world's best books on bullying and related subjects
· Bully relations – covers related issues such as violence, rage, stalking, dealing with the bully in your family
· Bullying case histories – stories told by survivors of bullying
· Bully injury – this section deals with how bullying injures your health, understanding psychiatric injury, stress, trauma, PTSD, suicide
· School bully online – covers school and child bullying, bullycide, myths, advice for parents
The issue of child bullying is perhaps the one which touches all of us when stories come to light. This section is, like the rest of the site, very informative and user friendly. It includes a section on frequently asked questions about child bullying and school bullying – see the FAQ page. This page also includes details of a strategy for dealing with a school which claims that bullying on the way to or from school is not their responsibility.
There is advice on what to do if being bullied or harassed by mobile phone or via text messages.
Common misperceptions about child and school bullying (e.g. that bullies are strong and victims are weak) are explored and overcome on the myths page.
Case law and out-of-court settlements related to bullying at school are on the case law page.
There's a recently added page, excerpted from the book “Bullycide: death at playtime”, on taking action to deal with bullying in school with advice for children, parents and teachers.
If you're a young person being bullied, or a parent looking for information on how to deal with school bullying, the School Bully OnLine links page lists organisations, helplines and web resources for tackling bullying between children as well as school bullying at school.
The books page lists books, reports and publications on child bullying and school bullying.
Related to the web site is a book:
Bully in sight
The book merits a place as part of any professional library.
For targets of bullying...
Our thanks to Tim Field for allowing us to quote from his web site…