For Immediate Release
Australia’s National Anti-
Know Bull! Day, Australia’s National Anti-
“Know Bull! Day is not about vilifying workplace bullies”, says Ms Wilkins, “it's about raising awareness of, and promoting the need for safe and respectful workplaces through the eradication of workplace bullying. Unfortunately, where there's a lack of respect in workplaces, you'll find workplace bullying.”
According to Ms Wilkins, ‘Workplace Bullying Awareness Month’ was established in 2010 to provide organisations and individuals with some flexibility in implementing their anti-
“Not all organisations and individuals can hold events on a particular day, simply because of other commitments they may have. It just made sense to set aside the entire month of June so organisations and individuals could work their Bullying Awareness plans around their existing workplace agendas.” Ms Wilkins said.
All manner of events are planned for Know Bull! Day, ranging from presentations, to talks and discussions, to staff get-
“We often hear how individuals and organisations plan on raising awareness” Ms Wilkins continued, “We know there's an awful lot of presentations going to take place, many are meeting to discuss overhauling their workplace policies and procedures, while even more are planning morning teas and other staff events. Along with other plans, one fairly large organisation plans on having a morning tea with a large cake bearing the Know Bull logo...it sounds like its going to be a good day. And this essentially, is what Know Bull! Day is about...it's about getting people together, getting them thinking, talking, and planning...about a workplace issue that can sometimes be very difficult to grapple with.”
Know Bull! supports individuals and organisations in their workplace bullying awareness endeavours by providing a range of free resources for download from their website.
“There's posters, and a PowerPoint Presentation and Speaker's Notes, A questionnaire for those that wish to assess to what extent workplace bullying may, or may not exist in their workplaces, and workplace bullying facts, statistics and research for those wanting to develop their own presentations. And a new presentation will be also be uploaded in the coming days to support ‘Bullying Awareness Month’...and we don’t mind if people re-
Few workplace bully 'targets' are able to speak up about the toxicity in their workplaces, and even fewer obtain the support of co-
“This is where Know Bull! really steps up to the plate,” said Ms Wilkins. “It's all well and good to say to people to 'speak up', but the reality is many can't, simply because they've so badly beaten in the workplace. These items, the ones in our online store, provide a passive means of getting their personal message about workplace bullying out there, and into the workplace. Essentially, these items do the speaking for those who can’t.”
“There's only a $1 profit margin on each item...that's all, and those funds support the ongoing and maintenance costs associated with running the Know Bull! website. Other than that, Know Bull! is totally self-