Surviving the epidemic
BULLYING
My Story
Excerpt – Full Throttle
Full Throttle
No one stopped to look at what was happening at
home
 Teachers claimed I had a learning disability
 Family...
Bullied Everywhere
Students
Parents
Foster Parents
Neighborhood friends
Teachers
My worth– Age 15
FREAK

WORTHLESS
USELESS

GOT NOTHING

LOSER

BUSHO
DREAMER

WANNA BE

FAGGOT

POOR PER
My Worth

D DAY
The Next hurdles
First job was no smooth ride – Again
people didn’t get me

Manager’s didn’t get me
Young kitchen hands ...
Progress
Turning Points





My first team member award
My first manager who believed in me
My SECOND team conference
...
What isn't bullying
Bullying isn't:
single episodes of social rejection or dislike
single episode acts of nastiness or spi...
Broadies Law
What to do









Have a bullying policy
Take it seriously – NO grey areas, make it clear (Also what is not bull...
Do it because it’s
the right thing to
do
John Caldwell, RWR Group - The Turning Point from Victim to Survivor - Advice from a Bullying Survivor
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John Caldwell, Australian of the Year in Victoria, Bullying Survivor & Youth Advocate, Group CEO of RWR Group delivered this presentation at the Inaugural Workplace Bullying Conference. This event brings together HR, WHS Managers, Workplace Psychologists and Academics to discuss policy and practices for combatting workplace bullying.

Find out more at http://www.informa.com.au/workplacebullying_13

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John Caldwell, RWR Group - The Turning Point from Victim to Survivor - Advice from a Bullying Survivor

  1. 1. Surviving the epidemic BULLYING
  2. 2. My Story
  3. 3. Excerpt – Full Throttle
  4. 4. Full Throttle No one stopped to look at what was happening at home  Teachers claimed I had a learning disability  Family members claimed I was “not all there and socially awkward”  Parents didn’t care
  5. 5. Bullied Everywhere Students Parents Foster Parents Neighborhood friends Teachers
  6. 6. My worth– Age 15 FREAK WORTHLESS USELESS GOT NOTHING LOSER BUSHO DREAMER WANNA BE FAGGOT POOR PER
  7. 7. My Worth D DAY
  8. 8. The Next hurdles First job was no smooth ride – Again people didn’t get me Manager’s didn’t get me Young kitchen hands didn’t get me Thankfully I eventually made great friends!
  9. 9. Progress Turning Points     My first team member award My first manager who believed in me My SECOND team conference My first go back in the classroom This was the start of my new life
  10. 10. What isn't bullying Bullying isn't: single episodes of social rejection or dislike single episode acts of nastiness or spite random acts of aggression or intimidation mutual arguments, disagreements or fights. These actions can cause great distress. However, they're not examples of bullying unless someone is deliberately and repeatedly doing them to you.
  11. 11. Broadies Law
  12. 12. What to do         Have a bullying policy Take it seriously – NO grey areas, make it clear (Also what is not bullying) Make it safe for people to report (consider online or anonymous) Create a safe workplace, meetings, conferences etc Formalize performance discussions and 360 reviews. Make it easy to speak up Celebrate small wins people will come alive Work this into the culture not tack it on Don’t work for an organization who only pays lip service to this
  13. 13. Do it because it’s the right thing to do
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