• Conflict vs. HIB

    • Involves people with similar degrees of power
    • Involves an imbalance of power
    • Involves a mutual disagreements or difference in interests or goals. Includes arguments and fights.
    • One or more students are victims of one or more person’s aggression, needs, or interest.
    • Is reciprocal; both parties participate in the conflict
    • Is one-sided; one party instigates
    • Both parties are responsible for wrongdoing
    • Bully is responsible for wrongdoing
    • A normal part of growing up and of life. The intent is not to hurt.
    • The intent is to physically or emotionally hurt someone.
    • Can be fairly resolved by compromise or negotiation
    • A fair resolution involves a change in behavior of the bully; the target has no concession to make