It is really important to draw the distinction between behaviour which is mean, rude or bullying. Mean and rude behaviour is still unacceptable, however they require different responses to bullying. Along the lines of the “Boy Who Cried Wolf” fable, overuse of the term “bullying” leaves us in danger of becoming less sensitive to this serious issue.
Please take the time to read this entire blog. It is a long read, but the blogger, Signe Whitson, covers this issue realistically and with sensitivity. Please click here for the whole article.