Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

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“Systemic bullying, hazing and abuse generally are identified with poor, weak or toxic organizational cultures. Cultures that are toxic have stated ethical values that are espoused but not employed, and other non-ethical values which are operational, dominant, but unstated.

Such cultures thrive when good people are silent, silenced, or pushed out; when bad apples are vocal, retained, promoted, and empowered; and when the neutral majority remain silent in order to survive. Those who are most successful in such a toxic culture are those who have adapted to it, or adopted it as their own”. (McKay, Arnold, Fratzl & Thomas, 2008)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Learn from the University of Newcastle

We put up a brief You Tube clip about bullying at the University of Newcastle.  The clip contained facts and quotes, including a quote from Professor Nick Saunders (it can now be viewed via Facebook).

Our clip was blocked following a request to You Tube - the clip could not be viewed in Australia.

A film trailer for the anti-Muslim movie "The Innocence of Muslims" was uploaded on to You Tube.  This trailer has caused violent riots around the world.

Lawyers acting for one of the actresses in the movie have requested You Tube to remove the film BUT "YouTube has refused Garcia's requests to remove the film, according to the lawsuit".

Way to go, University of Newcastle - you can show them how to get clips blocked!!

PS - UPDATE; 22.09.2012 - Even after the lawsuit has gone to court, You Tube has refused to block the trailer of the anti-Muslim movie.  Violent protests continue around the world.


  1. KH geographer bullied out of UoNSeptember 20, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    This is absolutely amazing - a film that has provoked violent protests leading to the deaths of at least 30 people cannot be blocked but a video clip that states facts is very quickly blocked by the UoN. Living overseas I can access the 'stop bullying at UoN' video.

    I can only assume that it blocked because it empowers the victims of bullying.

  2. Google and the UoN are strange bedfellows.

    Maybe the uni paid more than the actress. It's not money from anyone's pocket, but from the uni's coffers. Makes a lot of difference.

    I'd like to use uni money to sue the uni since it's caused the total destruction of my career.