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Bullying vs. Teasing

Question : What is the difference between bullying and teasing? Teentalker , 14-year-old

Dear Teentalker,

Sometimes it can be hard to be objective about what counts as bullying. Bullying can be verbal or physical – and digital too. Teasing and bullying both involve mocking or making someone look foolish, but the similarities end there. A bully’s intention is to cause harm – fear, insecurity, humiliation, whereas the intention of someone who is teasing is to joke around; however, what is really important is the fact that you are feeling humiliated, threatened and made to feel like a lesser person. The deliberate repetition of the behavior differenti.....

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