Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

We are working to highlight and stop academic workplace bullying at the University of Newcastle, Australia. We are a group of staff and students who have been bullied for speaking out about misconduct.

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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)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...

The University of Newcastle media juggernaut is now using the title and tags of our website on the uni website.

Recently, all the university's policies and procedures relating to bullying, harassment, intimidation, complaints, etc are now collected together on a web page entitle "Stop Bullying".  The uni is using the following on their website:

  • “workplace bullying at UoN”
  • “anyone can stop bullying at UoN”
  • “workplace bullying at the University of Newcastle”
  • "reporting bullying at the University of Newcastle”
  • “victim of bullying at UoN”
  • “stop bulling with UoN"

They are also using tags on the UoN blog of “stop bullying” and “University of Newcastle anti-bullying blog”.

Presumably the University is trying to direct visitors away from this blog to the University's website and blog.  

Well, as they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery..... 

1 comment:

  1. The problem with the university though is that they do nothing about bullying.