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See the new eCRIME
website at http://www.ecrime-action.co.uk/
PLEASE SIGN our eCRIME
e-petition. VOTE at
Rt Hon DAVID CAMERON MP: "Stamping out bullying
in the workplace and elsewhere is a vital objective. Not only
can bullying make people's lives a misery, but it harms business
and wider society too. So I congratulate the National Bullying
Helpline for its efforts to give practical support to those
being bullied, and to make bullying a thing of the past".
(NB David Cameron wrote this for us before he became PM.
We are extremely grateful to him for his ongoing support of
"You are doing God's good work". A grateful
helpline caller. (More below)
eCRIME (cyber bullying)
is a 21st Century problem of epic proportion without a 21st Century
solution' says Christine
What is eCRIME?
At The National Bullying Helpline eCRIME
is our 'label' for all anti-social behaviour using technology.
We include trolling, mobbing, cyber-bullying, cyber-stalking,
child exploitation over the net, cyber fraud, e-theft, identity
fraud and even industrial espionage over the internet. eCRIME
is simply any form of attack or abuse using technology, including
Social Media sites such as Ask.fm, Facebook and Twitter. eCRIME
affects us all, adults and children alike.
David Cameron urges us to boycott
'vile' websites. Let's go a step further. Let's Lobby for e-CRIME
Legislation or an ACT that partners The Harassment Act. This will
never completely stop internet hate-crime but it may act as a
deterrent and may even save lives. Do you want to join forces
with us and campaign for tougher laws on all forms of e-CRIME?
Call us today if you want to help. Tel: 0845 22 55 787 now. Thank
you. Christine Pratt. Founder of The National Bullying Helpline.
(16 August 2013).
R.I.P. There were six child
suicides during 2013 due to cyber bullying
For further details contact: 01793 338888. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/54143
laws are urgently needed to safeguard everyone, ADULTS and CHILDREN
alike. Internet abuse and on-line anti-social behaviour affects
Umbrella legislation is called
for to protect ADULTS and CHILDREN alike (consider amendment to
The Harassment/Stalking Act). Prohibit all on-line anti-social
behaviour via sites such as Ask.fm, Facebook, Twitter and the
like. Too many children are committing suicide as a direct result
of eCRIME. This is a 21st Century problem of epic proportion without
a 21st Century solution. eCRIME includes (not exclusively) trolling,
mobbing, cyberbullying, on-lineharassment, stalking, exploitation
and identity theft over the net with the deliberate intention
of causing harm, distress or personal loss to an individual.
Specifically we seek self-regulatory
measures on social media sites, greater Police powers to investigate/identify
perpetrators and clearer definitions of what constitutes an offence.
Legislation and explicit guidelines are essential. We may never
completely stop perpetrators of on-line-bullying but eCRIME laws
will act as a deterrent and will save lives.
Christine I could not have done
with out your advice and help, the grievance, as you know I have
put in accuses some of the department of bullying and in particular
my manager and this young man who accused me. I cannot express
my thanks enough for your advice at a time when I thought I was
going to take my life. Christine Pratt you are a great advisory,
you know your stuff, may the Lord bless you and keep you and thank
you so very very very much. Lesley. January 2014.
I would like to start by saying
thank you not just for my case assessment, but also for being
a friend who understands what this feels like. I don't know how
exactly I'm going to get through this however I do know I have
to close the door on (Employer name removed). I feel like this
is all I've dealt with for months now. I know now in my head and
my heart there is no way back after what has happened. This whole
situation has to a large part has broken my nerves and confidence
in my piers, I've decided to give notice on Monday. I know you've
advised me otherwise Christine I just can't take anymore, The
most important part of all of this is an employment specialist
yourself Christine could see what I did and that through time
will hopefully heal my head and my heart. I cried for hours yesterday
again I'm so tired now Christine and have no interest in pursuing
(Employer name removed) for moneys I've not earned. When I needed
my manager most he was not there and left me feeling so unsupported.
James. January 2014.
Many thanks for your call today
and for your interest in my situation. Your input, advice and
assessment were all much appreciated as part of my route through
the difficult situation in which I have found myself. I have now
made my decision to accept the settlement agreement offered and
have placed the matter into my Union Rep's hands. It is now time
for me to begin picking up the pieces and to move on. Yvonne.
Your site has gone a long
way to making me better informed about the enormity and impact
bullying has on a great many people and become better able to
cope with my sense of injustice and anxiety. I believe being better
informed about the reality of your situation helps to understand
why you are in it in the first place and better able to deal with
it in a 'calm' way (well, calmish!). I will do what I can to support
your site so, yes, you can put my sentence on the site but I have
worked very, very hard to develop and maintain a strong relationship
with my union and am at a critical stage at this time so my name
really must not appear. Ms J. September 2013.
Keep up the good fight Christine
you gave me the courage and strength to say no this is wrong to
a very intimidating manager through time i think I'll a better
man for it. Your dear departed friend (Tim Field) would be so
proud of you i think you’re lovely. James. December
know who provided you with my e-mail address but I have enjoyed
the information your bulletins provided, thank you. I would like
a free copy of the above (Rapport Newsletter) if possible. HR:
Top 100 Employer. 2013.
Thanks very much for your quick
response and the attachment. And it was good to hear your voice,
feel really warm and being supported. I was really pleased that
found there is such an organisation who can help me, and I have
read quite few cases from your online site and I believe that
things happen for a reason. Ms M. 2013
Thank you for your assistance
that is a fantastic help. The turnover at (Name of Employer removed)
is very high, 15 left last year alone and that wasn’t the
start of the exodus. I will try and look into the figures somehow.
I know over the last 10 years it has been bad and I know of 4
that have left during that time who have long term mental health
problems. Ms Y. 2013
want to thank you for the support, kindness, respect and understanding
you showed during the investigation I appreciate its long overdue
but it still plays on my mind". Employee following workplace
investigation. November 2012
WOMENS OWN 'Get
the right advice' Christine Pratt of The National Bullying Helpline
and a director of HR & Diversity Management gives her top
tips on how to deal with the problem. For help, call The National
Bullying Helpline. WOMENS OWN 07.01.2013 Page 27
endorses us on their YouTube
Video See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hflX4g3Ns6E
ChildLine and ACAS all refer the
public to this helpline
of confidentiality' is, and always has been, to our clients.
We never have, nor ever will, release your details to a third
party. That said, the general public have a legitimate expectation
.. and from time to time they reasonably expect us, as an anti-bullying
organisation, to 'speak out' to further our cause in the interests
of best practice and to campaign for a stress-free, bully-free,
world. This is what we do. This does not mean to say that The
National Bullying Helpline ever will, or ever has, breached
is to continue to work towards eradicating anti-social behaviour
in all corners of our society and occasionally that involves
campaigning, speaking out and raising awareness.
& FEBRUARY 2010
Thank you for your
We would like
to say a BIG THANK YOU to all those who have written to us,
emailed us and/or called us since 22nd February 2010 voicing
support. We are overwhelmed by the 500+ emails and letters received.
Commissioner (ICO) exonerated the COE of The National Bullying
Helpline of breach of confidentiality in February 2010. Simply,
no one was named, no personal details were disclosed and no
one was placed at risk.
of our media intervention in 2010 was to point out the importance
of 'due process' as set out in the ACAS Code of Practice and
to encourage employers to investigate matters thoroughly rather
than make assumptions or (worse) make a public statement of
denial. Employees, UK wide, should feel able to raise contentious
matters in the workplace without fear of repercussion. The bullying
that was 'catagorically denied' in central government by political
officials in February 2010 was subsequently admitted by various
political memoirists. The truth came out eventually - and we
were right to speak out!
Whatever the rights or wrongs
of what happened in 2010, bullying has
not gone away. Bullying will never go away.
So, we will
continue to tackle anti-social behaviour and help those who
struggle with bullying issues. We will not be bullied ourselves.
The public still need our support - of that there is absolutely
no doubt. We intend to continue to provide support to all those
who need it insofar as we are able to with limited funds and
If you are struggling
with a bullying, harassment, cyberbullying, cyber crime or anti-social
behaviour issue today, we hope this Helpsite will enable you
to identify solutions and remedies along with practical, affordable,
professional support. Thank you.
remains 'your' National Bullying Helpline.
In an ideal
world there would be no need for an anti-bullying helpline.
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