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eCRIME. Mobbing. Bullying. Harassment. Intimitation, Investigation.
Grievance. Disciplinary. Suspension. Stalking. Workplace bullying.
Abuse. Bullying. Cyber Bullying. cyberbullying. Crime. Bullying
at Work. Discrimination. Harassment. Stalking. Trolling. Mobbing.
Grooming, Facebook. LinkedIn. Social media sites. Threats. Victimisation.
Advice Centre. We speclialise in Workplace Investigations, Mediation
and Compromise Agreements. November 2013.
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HELP US, HELP YOU, STOP
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 our work).
"You are doing God's good work". A grateful
27 Nov 2013: We spoke on BBC
Radio Coventry & Warwickshire about cyber-bullying.
We believed we were required to talk about the Coronation Street
storyline and advise parents what they can do if they are concerned
about their child. However, we were asked to talk about adult
cases and we were pushed to give examples. We refused!
BBC PLEAE NOTE: WE ARE
A CONFIDENTIAL HELPLINE !
23 Oct 2013: Radio 5 Live Nicky Campbell
- covering Sexual Harassment at Work. A must listen. Call us,
whether you are a male or female, if you are being harassed at
16 August 2013: Today we spoke
on LBC Radio about the sad suicide of 17yr old Daniel Perry this
week, due to on-line bullying (e-CRIME). Last
week we heard about the suicide of 14yr old Hanna Smith. What
are YOU going to do about it? Please read this short statement.
GREAT NORTH RUN: SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2013.
Runner raised £1,000 for The National Bullying Helpline.
Joanna of Ashington, Northumberland completed the race in good
time and raised funds to help us with our eCRIME e-petition campaign
(for a safer, bully free, world on the internet). More news to
follow as we report how we use these funds. Thank you so much
is a 21st Century problem of epic proportion
without a 21st Century solution' says Christine Pratt.
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.
Today, I spoke on LBC Radio about
the sad suicide of 17yr old Daniel Perry due
to on-line bullying. Last week we heard about the suicide of 14yr
old Hanna Smith who was abused on Ask.fm. Two
years ago we saw the suicide of 15yr old Natasha McBride due to
cyber-bullying --- and there are many, many, more. Is your child
Just what is OFCOM
(the Regulator of electronic communications) doing about this
'epic' and vile anti-social behaviour? May I refer you to Section
128 of the Communications Act which addresses the persistent
misuse of networks and services. OFCOM has the teeth, and the
power, and the means to help us here. Under Section 135
information requests; they are able to serve 'persistent misuse
notices' and tell the criminals to behave or be cut off! OFCOM
could provide the means to bring about change - and tougher laws
even. We need to explore this further.
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. UK CHILD SUICIDES
DURING 2013 - due to cyber bullying include: 4 April
2013: Joshua Unswordh,15yrs from Lancaster, trolled
relentlessly and found hanged. 24 April 2013: Katie Webb,
12yrs from Evesham, Worcestershire, tormented by cyber bullies
about her hair and clothes so committed suicide. 15 July 2013:
Daniel Perry, 17yrs from Dunfermline, duped and
blackmailed by gang over Skype so he jumped from a bridge. 2 August
2013: Hanna Smith, 14yrs from Lutterworth, bullied
via Ask.fm and hanged herself. 23 August 2013: Sinead
Taylor, 15yrs from Woolwich London, bullied via Ask.fm
so committed suicide.
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-line harassment, 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.
Call us if you want to
work with us on this important issue.
HOT NEWS: A sponsor has
offered to fund 6 Case Assessments for six individuals who are
experiencing workplace conflict. Six employees and their organisations
will benefit with free HR advice, counselling and mediation etc.
Details to follow. July 2013
29 July 2013 LAW CHANGES:
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PARENTS. We have written a STEP BY STEP
GUIDE for parents whose child is being bullied at school. Call
us NOW for a copy. A donation to our privately run helpline and
website is all we ask for in exchange.
refer parents of bullied children to our helpline
Testimonial: "I really
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
2013: Christine I could not have done with out your
advice and help.I cannot express my thanks enough for your advice
at a time when I thought I was going to take my life. In the mean
time 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
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to provide legal advice and we are not a substitute for
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provide you with FREE assistance we certainly will. Call
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and website is hosted and funded by HR & Diversity
Management Limited and is run by volunteers who dedicate
their time to the subject of bullying in our society.
We are no longer a registered Charity but Charitable status
is not essential in order to provide assistance to those
who both need and deserve it.
the closure of this Charity in 2011 the previously FREE
telephone support found here is, sadly, limited. However,
FREE support is still available on this website, led primarily
by the HR Consultancy who originally founded this helpline.
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I want to say a big thankyou from the bottom
of my heart to sue whom i spoke to on the 25th september
at 1300 hours re a bullying issue at work. sue was so
wonderful and the only one who listened to me at the time.
today i spoke to another lady and again great. i am now
reading yr advice on how to proceed as official help is
lacking due to understaffing etc. so again u r invaluable.
i would like to donate. is this on yr site. the donations
address for yr charity? thankyou for existing. you are
so so needed. thankyou. Email from grateful
Our 'duty 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 client confidentiality.
Our Mission 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: Following
inaccurate media reporting and public speculation in February
2010 it was 'implied' that we had breached both client
confidentiality and data protection guidelines. This was
not the case in fact.
The Information Commissioners
Office (The ICO) exonerated us of any such breach. We
simply did not disclose personal names, personal details
or facts relating to historic calls to our helpline -
either to the Press or to any third party. We accused
no one of being a bully and we placed no one at risk in
any way. If you would like a copy of the ICO letter, call
us on 0845 22 55 787.
OUR PET HATE :
Our pet hate is the employer or schoolwho denies
bullying is occuring. We should all embrace the fact that
conflict occurs and when a person feels aggrieved, s/he
has rights. The purpose of our intervention regarding
No.10 in 2010 was to point out to those Politicians the
importance of 'due process' as set out in the ACAS Code
of Practice and to encourage employers, no matter who
they are, 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 media storm of 2010
led to a significant increase in calls to our helpline
at the time. It became immediately apparent that there
was an urgent need for a UK wide bullying helpline. That
said, having provided a free telephone bullying helpline
service for several years and finding that we continued
to work in extremely stressful circumstances with no funding,
we decided to suspend services temporarily. We have since
recovered. We are back! We are now a privately run, voluntary,
THIS IS A PRIVATELY RUN VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION. THIS WEBSITE
REMAINS 'YOUR NATIONAL BULYING HELPLINE.
DEPEND ON YOUR DONATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS.
If you are struggling
with a bullying, harassment, 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.
See useful contacts below.
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you are a mediator, a family or employment law solicitor,
a counselor, an HR consultant and/or a provider of dispute
resolution services you are welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org
to have your contact details listed below. A small fee may
be charged for this service. We hope the helplines and useful
contact details provided below are of some assistance to you.
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advice centre specialising in bullying and harassment.
Citizens Advice and the Employment Tribunal
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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.
We are no longer
a Charity. However, this website remains 'your' National Bullying
In an ideal
world there would be no need for an anti-bullying helpline.
AS A CHARITY
CLOSING STATEMENT : January 2011
of The National Bullying Helpline Charity decided with regret
at a meeting held on January 4, 2011, to discontinue the (free)
helpline service with immediate effect and take steps to close
the Charity down.
National Bullying Helpline is no longer a Charity.
The Charity, founded
in 2007, provided an invaluable free service to the public. In
2010 calls to the Charity trebled but the decision to close comes
because of a lack of funding and the resignation of our founder
and Chief Executive. Increased workload and trying to secure funding
for the Charity had taken its toll on the CEO’s health over
the last year. The Charity Commission is being informed. Volunteers
at the offices in Swindon have been told that the helpline will
no longer operate.
A statement from
the Trustees said: “This last year, calls to our
helpline have trebled and we have had to take on additional Volunteers
and resources to meet demand. Without doubt, this demonstrates
that a free anti-bullying helpline is a much needed and much valued
life-line for the general public – adults and children alike.
believe our Charity was unique. We believe there is no other UK
bullying helpline today, quite like The National Bullying Helpline,
providing assistance to both adults and children who are affected
by anti social behaviour in the community, the home, the workplace
and/or the playground.
the closure of our Charity will be a great loss to the public.
we thank our founders, our Ambassador, our dedicated team of Trustees,
Volunteers, our Sponsors and all Associates for their invaluable
input over recent years, to this worthy cause.”
The National Bullying
Helpline website will remain in place as a resource for those
who want information and guidance for combating bullying as it
contains practical tools and downloadable material.
TO OUR PAST SPONSORS, VOLUNTEERS and ASSOCIATES
To our Ambassador,
CJ de Mooi. Our Volunteers, particularly Sue and Richard. Infotec.
Accord. Hinton Newport. HR & Diversity Management Limited.
W H Smith. Swindon Wildcats. Sainsbury's Stratton. Zurich. Masterclass.
NASUWT. Thomson Directories. Morgan Crucible. Charles Lucas &
Marshall Solicitors, Monahan's, BBC Wiltshire Sound, GWR, Brunel
FM & Swindon 105.5 FM Community Radio and VAS Swindon - and
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We will act
if we believe and adult or child is at risk or in danger.
We have a Service Agreement with Wiltshire Police, covering
the UK, and we work closely with them in cases where an individual
feels intimidated or threatened in any way. In
an emergency you can contact the Police Domestic Violence
Liaison Officer : North & West Wilts. Telephone: 01249
We help people
in distress in a practical, positive, timely, way and in some
cases we will put callers in touch with professional service
providers ; (solicitors, investigators, mediators etc).
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