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Is it peer conflict, mean behaviour or bullying?

Please find attached below and information sheet that talks about peer conflict and mean behaviour compared to bullying.  I get asked this a lot by students and parents.  Disagreements or conflict between students is not bullying.  Excluding someone from play time or saying or acting unkindly is also not bullying.
 
Bullying is a repetitive behaviour that continues over time.  It is not accidental or spontaneous and is usually meant to hurt the other person - emotionally or physically.  Third, bullying behaviour happens when one child has power over another student or there is a power imbalance between them.
 
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