• Bullying vs. Friendly Teasing Chart:
     
     
     

    FRIENDLY TEASING

    HURTFUL TEASING

    PEER CONFLICTS

    BULLYING

    Equal power

    Unequal power

    Equal power

    Imbalance of power

    Neutral

    Sensitive topic

    Occurs occasionally

    Occurs repeatedly

    Purpose is to be playful

    Purpose is to upset

    Accidental

    Intentional and serious

    Joins relationships

    Excludes

    Negotiations and options

    Seeks to gain power

    Funny to both parties

    Sarcastic

    Withdrawing and options

    Victim is vulnerable



    Relationship is valued

    No remorse



    Effort to resolve

    No effort to resolve

    Friendly Teasing:
    One student comments to another student that he should turn his/her jersey inside out because his favorite team lost last night

    Hurtful Teasing:
    One girl comments to another girl that she looks fat in the outfit she is wearing

    Peer Conflict:
    Two students have a disagreement on the playground about which one will be the pitcher in kickball

    Bullying:
    One student repeatedly threatens another student that if he walks down a specific hallway he will get “beat up”.

    One student repeatedly calling another a name regarding his or her sexual orientation