• Normal Peer Conflict vs. Bullying



    Normal Peer

    Conflict

    Bullying

    Equal power or friends

    Imbalance of power, not friends

    Accidental

    Purposeful

    Equal emotional

    reaction

    Strong emotional

    reaction from “target”, little or no reaction from “bully”

    Not seeking power or attention

    Seeking power,

    attention, or material things

    Effort to solve the problem

    No effort to solve problem

    Motivated by a

    disagreement

    Motivated by a

    specific characteristic


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