Bullying or Peer Conflict
Jordan/Jackson Special Edition Newsletter - 3/25/22
What is Bullying vs. Peer Conflict?
This year adults and children alike are having difficulty with relationships after the COVID lockdown and restrictions separated us and as they lessened, brought us all back together. Many of our students have experienced conflicts with each other and we work to help them understand each other's perspective, while rebuilding their relationships.
Conflict is a natural part of human relationships as people grow and change. Even though it can cause us stress and can hurt, conflict is not bullying.
With bullying, the person (or group of people) who is doing the bullying means to hurt the other person. The hurt or harm is done on purpose to make the bullying target feel like less of a person. There is always something unequal about the relationship between the two people; maybe the person bullying is physically stronger and creates fear because of that, or maybe the person bullying is more popular and has the kind of social power that can turn a whole group against one person.
What to do if your child is experiencing conflict?
What to do if you suspect bullying?
- Get as much information as you can from your child
- Talk to your child's teacher and get their perspective
- Connect with a Jordan/Jackson Administrator
(see contact information at the top of this newsletter)
- See additional resources below