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Bullying Articles

Bullying Articles


Will More Harassment Training Ever Work?

(3/17/19)Arran Heal, Richard Peachey

A new study has claimed 44% of UK business directors haven’t had any training on workplace harassment.

Mediation Essentials – Case Study of Delhi High Court Rules

(3/08/19)Amartya Bag

What can you do if you think your case cannot be resolved by mediation?

What's Aspiration and What's Bullying?

(3/01/19)Arran Heal

There’s a thin line between a high-performance workplace with high expectations and an organisation poisoned by bullying.

The Place of Mediation: New Interview with Nina Meierding

(2/09/19)Nina Meierding

New interview with Nina Meierding by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Place of Mediation" video series.

The £1 Million Investigation

(1/03/19)Katherine Graham

A lack of attention to investigating an accusation of assault has cost King’s College NHS Foundation Trust a reported £1 million payout.

Leaving Facebook

(7/10/18)Colin Rule

I was a fan of Facebook from my first login. I registered right after it opened to the public in 2006, and I led most of my friends onto the platform. I am now choosing to leave Facebook.

Bullied or Mobbed? The Dangerous Search for Vindication

(6/22/18)Lorraine Segal

In the 9 years since I left my own toxic workplace, I’ve coached and consulted with people in all stages of being bullying or mobbed (bullied by a group).

The Gang of Fourteen

(5/29/18)Peter Adler

These are dark times, especially if you are part of the loose community of people who by virtue of nature and/or nurture, are of a mediative persuasion.

Tragedy, STAND UP Movement, and You

(4/10/18)Alexia Georgakopoulos

In the aftermath of the Parkland crisis, the surrounding community and mediators/peacebuilders have been called to assist in efforts with the Crime Commission, law enforcement and even SWAT to work in the area of youth violence prevention.

Setting Boundaries with a Workplace Bully

(2/16/18)Lorraine Segal

Whether the bully is your boss or another employee, setting boundaries can be challenging.

Inner Tools to Survive Workplace Bullying

(11/27/17)Lorraine Segal

Those of us who have survived workplace bullying or mobbing (bullying by a group) know how awful and traumatizing it is.

Dealing With Defensiveness In High Conflict People

(11/14/17)Bill Eddy

When most people think of high conflict people (HCPs), they think of bad behavior. The goal seems to be to get them to STOP their bad behavior, by verbally motivating them to have insights into how bad they are acting. However, the high conflict behavior of HCPs is not driven by logic and self-awareness.

Student Welfare at the University of Cambridge Received a Funding Boost

(7/28/17)Richard Peachey

Student welfare at the University of Cambridge received a funding boost today as part of a sector-wide drive to embed a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of harassment on campus.

A Bully in Real Life

(6/02/17)Phyllis Pollack

Life’s lessons come when you least expect them, and my mediation training comes in handy at such unexpected times.

On Being Bullied—reflections, lessons, and gratitude 8 years later

(5/22/17)Lorraine Segal

When I was in the middle of horrific, workplace experiences, I did whatever I could to protect myself from the worst effects of bullying and mobbing.

UK Government has Announced £4.4m Funding to Tackle Bullying in Schools

(10/03/16)Richard Peachey

The Government has announced £4.4m funding for 10 innovative schemes to tackle bullying in schools.

So Much Anger to Manage!

(8/19/16)Maria Simpson

Everybody seems to be angry lately, and a lot of people are writing about it.

Bullies At Work

(5/22/16)Bill Eddy

Workplace bullying is a growing international problem. It is more than a one-time incident. It is a pattern of behavior between a bully and another worker which can demoralize, isolate and trigger illness in the target of the bully.

Creating Psychological Safety at Work isn’t Just About Avoiding a Workplace Bullying Complaint

(5/06/16)Jennifer Mahony

When employment relationships take a turn, there can often feel like there is no way back. However, mediation can be a powerful tool in rehabilitating working relationships.

Online Peer Mediation Project

(3/07/16)Judy Tindall

There are three changes in the educational and social context that suggest the need for a more technologically sophisticated version of peer mediation.

To Vent or Not to Vent, That is the Question!

(12/01/15)John Ford

I suspect that we have all vented our anger at some point in time. But is it really a good idea?

Pioneer Series: Evaluative Approach - Video

(10/03/15)Zena Zumeta

Zena Zumeta explains the difficulties she sees with using an evaluative approach. However, she sees how it can be useful in a dispute where there is a power imbalance.

Bullying and Harassment – Evidence it Accounts for Sickness Absence

(10/04/14)Katherine Graham

For years, I’ve sought data on how much sickness absence is caused by workplace conflict. I know that conflict makes people go off sick with stress – but how could I prove this?

Conflict Resolution Day is October 16, 2014

(10/01/14)Donald Lloyd

ACR's original intention was for Conflict Resolution Day to be promoted by community centers around the country. The belief is that if the public has a better understanding and awareness of mediation, they will be more likely to hire a mediator. And the more mediators that are hired, the better for all of us!

What Happens on the Bus, Shouldn’t Stay on the Bus!

(9/02/14)Patricia Porter

With the start of 2014-2015 school year in full swing, children across the country will be boarding the school bus to arrive before the morning bell sounds. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, school buses are the safest mode of transportation for getting children back and forth to school. But how safe is a child from the other children inside of the bus? School bus bullying is becoming a growing concern among parents, school administrations, and bus drivers. According to the U.S. Department of Education 10 percent of school bullying occurs on the school bus. Stopbullying.gov defines bullying as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.

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