Social media and workplace bullying: March 2013 update

Bullying in the Arts

Bullying in the Arts

Recently, a friend who had been bullied in a new job was relieved (and lucky!) when the perpetrator left after inflicting 15 months of hell, using isolation and exclusion as their weapons. He’s now joined me and 501 other members on a closed group on the LinkedIn website, Workplace Bullying.

On Facebook I *like* Beatbullying, and so do 62,553 others, as well as Anton Hout’s Overcome Bullying page (571 likes). Lee Hirsch’s documentary Bully is also featured on a special FB page with 188, 973 likes – it has succeeded in reversing the original film rating in the US, so that the young people it should be reaching are allowed to see it.

Over on Twitter, some of the same organisations have a profile, and also look out for @bullyinguk. I’m still new to Google+ and still exploring, but I know that lots of anti-bullying organisations will be set up there too.

If you have any suggestions for a useful discussion forum or online group please let me know and I’ll be sure to include the details.

Coming shortly: For some time I have been planning to write more about cyberbullying. This is a form of bullying that uses text messages, SMS, emails and malicious postings of text, photographs and video on social networking sites. I’m very happy to hear from those who have relevant experiences. Contact me via the JQA website.


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