Bullying and Harassment
Are you being bullied? Have you witnessed someone else being harassed? We are here to help! Tecumseh has a “Report Bullying/Harassment” form on the website, or you can report bullying to your counselor or another trusted adult.
Differences between Conflict, Teasing, Rough Play, and Bullying
(Shared from The Center for Safe Schools)
- Bullying is intentional humiliation and/or harm inflicted on a child who is seen as less powerful. Bullying is a form of peer abuse and should never be ignored.
- Harassment is unwanted, unwelcomed and uninvited behavior that demeans, threatens or offends the victim and results in a hostile environment for the victim.
- Conflict occurs between children with equal power. Conflict is a normal part of life and not meant to intentionally harm others. Bullying is not conflict and should not be resolved using conflict resolution or peer mediation strategies.
- Teasing is typically a behavior that is between friends or family members to positively change someone’s behavior. For example: “C’mon slowpoke,” “Okay, Michael Jordan. Let’s see you block this shot.”
- Rough Play is usually between friends, and there is no intent to harm. The children interact in a positive, friendly manner.
Understanding the difference between these forms of behavior is important so that adults can respond and follow up appropriately. When inappropriate behaviors are witnessed, adults and/or peers should intervene.
For More Information
- Center for Safe Schools
- What Every Parent Should Know About Bullying
- Cyberbullying Research Center
- Tips for helping students and families to cope with cyberbullying (prevention and intervention) can be found at www.cyberbullying.ca
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