Conflict vs. Bullying

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