Half the population are bullied ... most only realise it when they read this
Welcome to Bully OnLine
... web site of Tim Field's UK National Workplace Bullying Advice Line. This welcome page helps you get the best out of this large and growing site which is for everybody, whether you're an employee being bullied, an employer dealing with bullying, a concerned family member, a union rep, counsellor, professional, researcher, journalist, etc.
Outside the UK, bullying is also known as mobbing and work abuse.
In January 2001, to coincide with the publication of Neil Marr and Tim Field's book Bullycide: death at playtime and to facilitate further growth, Bully OnLine was reorganised into eight separate areas.
In September 2002 work began on moving the information and advocacy content of Bully OnLine from its original domain of successunlimited to its new domain Bully Online. Bullying News and Case Histories have become new sections, as have the Press and Media Centre and Bullying Resources.
What is workplace bullying?
This site will help you recognise bullying; for many people it will help them understand unpleasant events in their lives (at home, at work, at school, and in childhood), put them into context, and finally let go of them. Many traumas, diagnosed or not, are caused by bullying.
My research and experience suggests half the population are bullied. To see where and how you're being bullied (use your browser's BACK button to return here), click this coloured text. If you're wondering Why me?, click here for the answer.
If you have a question, check the frequently asked questions (FAQ) page.
How to navigate Tim Field's workplace bullying web site
Bully OnLine, which is under continuous development, contains over 400 pages of insight and information on bullying, including news of campaigns and initiatives, effects of bullying on health, legal issues and case law, practical advice for tackling bullying, as well as probably the world's leading book on workplace bullying. The site is written in plain English and is free of junk adverts and irrelevant complicated graphics which take hours to download. See site map for all pages available. Some pages have a list of coloured text items at the top to help you skip to the section on that page that interests you; all pages have a list of hypertext links at the bottom headed Where now? You can also use your browser's Back button to redisplay previous pages. There are comprehensive Links pages for workplace bullying and school bullying with links to resources, people and organisations tackling bullying worldwide. Most pages contain further links and cross references - click on the coloured text.
For a personal welcome from the webmaster, click here.
Let others know about this site
Tell your colleagues, clients, family, friends, neighbours, union reps, legal representatives, HR and equality officers, counsellors and fellow professionals about Bully OnLine; bullying is one of the most widespread social evils of today and is present in all forms of harassment, discrimination, abuse, violence, etc. The web site address (also called Home Page, URL, etc) is Bully Online
The focus of this site is bullying in the workplace although much is relevant to other forms of bullying, harassment, discrimination, abuse, violence, etc, including child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, etc. The pages on the profile of the serial bully and PTSD caused by bullying are especially recommended. Abuse is covered in the page related/abuse.htm
The pages on PTSD, the serial bully and abuse will also be useful for anyone dealing with a violent partner or who has experienced violence or abuse (physical or sexual).
If you know someone who is being bullied or harassed, the knowledge on this site will make a big difference to them; it may save their life. Please put a link from your site to this site, or post details on your bulletin board or to your newsgroup or forum. Thank you.
Disclaimer: the views expressed on this site are Tim Field's, and whilst every
attempt has been made to verify the information, no responsibility can be accepted. Tim
Field is not a licensed mental health professional, nor is he legally qualified. In all matters, consult a competent qualified professional adviser.
Health warning: if you're being or have been bullied, reading the information on this site may reawaken the trauma and result in flashbacks characteristic of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. You may wish to engage the services of a competent qualified counsellor. However, knowledge is empowerment.
Bully OnLine and the UK National Workplace Bullying Advice Line are funded by training seminars and sales of Tim Field's books
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Stress and PTSD | Action to tackle bullying | Related issues
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