Document Type

Parenting, Children and Teens - Spotlighting Teen Issues for Teens

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Every day thousands of teens find themselves being bullied. Bullying is a huge problem; however, parents, teachers, and other adults don’t always see it. They may not understand how extreme bullying can get.

Bullying behavior is sometimes hard to define. What is the difference between good-natured ribbing and bullying? Sometimes teasing resembles bullying, but teasing is less hostile and is done with humor, rather than harmful intentions. Teasing usually promotes an exchange between people and is done in fun, whereas bullying is a one-sided dose of intimidation.

Publication Number

SP681-B 7/06 07-0001

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