• Students learn about bullying prevention strategies. Ask them about the "Stop Walk Talk" strategy!

    Bullying vs. Conflict: What's the Difference?

    An important distinction to make between bullying and normal conflict is the intent behind the action. In one way or another, conflict is a part of everyday experience. It's a disagreement or argument in which both sides express their views. People may get frustrated and angry with each other, but typically it doesn't make them feel unsafe or threatened. Bullying, on the other hand, is one-sided behavior meant to intentionally hurt, harm or humiliate someone. It's often about having power and control over someone, not conflict or disagreement, and it creates fear and a sense of hopelessness in those who are bullied. Conflict may occur naturally, but bullying behavior does not.

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