Bullying vs Normal Conflict

 
 How do you know if it’s bullying vs. normal peer conflict?

 Normal peer conflict:
      It happens infrequently (not every day)
      Neither person is wanting attention or power, they just disagree
      Those involved will take responsibility for their actions and feel remorse for the situation
      There is equal power in the relationship
      Those involved want to solve the conflict
      The behavior is annoying, irritating or bothersome

Bullying behavior:
      It is a repeated problem
      Is  deliberately done to intimidate,  hurt, threaten, insult or harm another person.
      There is unequal power in the relationship
      It’s done on purpose
      The bully has little or no remorse for the victim and they may even exhibit satisfaction from the bullying
      The bully shows no interest in resolving the conflict
      The behavior is frightening, harmful or brings about feelings of fear

 

 
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