Focus On Love and Young People Will Change Their Defensive Behaviours

You learn a lot listening to people’s stories. We don’t do much of it in our society; the more I facilitate the more I see our destructive societal patterns play out. I watch how people listen, just so they have their own opportunities to speak. It used to be something that would upset, or anger me; why do we all have to be so innately selfish? The more I worked, …

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Tall Poppies: Bullying behaviours faced by Australian High Performance School-Age Athletes

Recent Research has found that Australian school-age female athletes are bullied by their peers because of their sporting successes. Twelve high performance athletes were interviewed as part of a larger study involving nineteen current or former national and international Australian school-age athletes. Interviews focused on how these students balanced their commitments to school and their sport but did not include any questions on bullying. Independently all female participants reported experiencing …

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Workplace Bullying: A New Trend or an Old Problem Gaining Attention?

By Judith Lindenberger, President, The Lindenberger Group. “One office bully will email me and our boss and ask what they should do, excluding me. The other bully’s tactics are so subtle I can’t put my finger on it. The two bullies whisper in front of me and certain words are said in a heightened tone.” If you have experienced similar behavior, you’re not alone. The Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) reports that “35% …

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Parent perspectives on bullying in schools

Prof Kenneth Rigby, Adjunct professor University of South Australia. According to a recent government-funded survey of 167 Australian parents with children attending school, 50% reported that their child had been bullied; of these 80% reported that their children had been upset by the experience; and 30% that their child had stayed away from school as a consequence (Rigby and Johnson, 2016). Not surprisingly, the parents of bullied children tend to …

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How to Talk to Teens and pre-Teens About Bullying Using Stories and Images

Mrs Toula Gordillo, Clinical Psychologist Talk to Teens presented at the 2015 No 2 Bullying Conference and today shares an update on her presentation ‘Is Your Child AWOL or ANOL?  How to Talk to Teens and pre-Teens About Bullying Using Stories and Images’. Metaphorical stories and symbolic images is how humanity has always sought to make sense of the world.  It is what separates us from the animal kingdom and …

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Being bullied as a kid makes you twice as likely to be an overweight adult

We know that being called names in the playground takes an enormous toll on your mental health – but it can directly affect your waistline, too. New research from the King’s College, London has found that children who are bullied at school are almost twice as likely to be overweight by the time they hit the age of 18. You might assume that those who were bullied as kids were …

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Managing the Impacts of Bullying: Prevention, Policy and Practise

The Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association would like to invite you to attend the No 2 Bullying Conference which is being held at the Outrigger Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast from Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th May 2013. We are now accepting abstracts for what will be a very significant event on such an important topic.  Please visit the conference website http://www.no2bullying.org.au to submit your paper. The theme …

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