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
'eCRIME is a
21st Century problem of epic proportion without a 21st Century
solution' : Christine Pratt.
See the new eCRIME
website at http://www.ecrime-action.co.uk/
WHAT IS eCRIME
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. Any abuse 'on-line'
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: 0845 22 55 787. 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.
Vote today. Make a difference.
31 July 2014: So Many
thanks for all your help in resolving the matter. Didn't anticipate
that this would have taken so long or being such a difficult matter
to overcome. I wish you all the best in the future, and hope you
continue to help and support people who have experienced workplace
situations like mine. Thank you so much again. M.
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
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
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
'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
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and ACAS have all, in the past,
referred the public to this helpline