Bully book co-authors accuse each other of bullying, plagiarism
‘They teamed up to write a book about bullying in the workplace and wound up in a legal battle over allegations of plagiarism, breach of contract and — yes — bullying.
‘Andrew Faas, a Canadian philanthropist and former executive with Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw, had the business background and office experience.
‘Barbara Coloroso, a bestselling American author and bullying expert, had the institutional knowledge and publishing know-how.
‘The match seemed perfect at the time, but their working relationship would come to a messy end. Nearly three years after they signed a deal with HarperCollins, the former colleagues are embroiled in an escalating dispute over the book that never was…’
Lifelong Effects of Bullying
Family Sues NY City et al for Bullying Suicide
‘The mother of Joel Morales, who hanged himself last year after two years of unrelenting bullying, has filed suit against the city, the Board of Education and the bullies who picked on him on for being small and brainy.
‘In addition to targeting near-middle schoolers Kenneth, Stephen, Omar and Elijah “Doe,” the suit names their parents as defendants.
‘“We don’t know their names yet, but we’ll find out as the case proceeds,” said Babilonia’s lawyer, Tedd Kessler…’
The Impact of Bullying in Childhood on Adult Health, Wealth, Crime and Social Outcomes
‘A 2013 study in Psychological Science, “Impact of Bullying in Childhood on Adult Health, Wealth, Crime and Social Outcomes,” looks at the long-term effects of childhood bullying on victims and perpetrators. The researchers — Dieter Wolke of the University of Warwick and William E. Copeland, Adrian Angold and E. Jane Costello of Duke University — defined bullying as a “systematic abuse of power and [it] refers to repeated aggression against another person that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power.” Bullied children were often found to be those who were “withdrawn, physically weak, or prone to show a reaction (e.g., run away, become upset), who have poor social understanding or who have few or no friends who can stand up for them.” Bullies, on the other hand, “have high social impact in school despite being controversial (i.e., liked by some children but disliked by their victims), come from disturbed families, and are deviant in their behavior but not emotionally troubled.” Children who are both victims of bullying and perpetrators “seem to be the most troubled: impulsive, easily provoked, low in self-esteem, poor at understanding social cues, and unpopular with peers.”’
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