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What's the difference between bullying and teasing?

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December 29th, 2016 8:31pm
Teasing is more innocent. Like something you'd laugh of yourself. Some jokes here and there. Bullying however, hurts you. Bullying is intentional and more serious. If you say 'I'm hurt' and they say 'oh no! I'm sorry' I think tehy were teasing.
November 9th, 2017 9:59pm
Bullying is being mean and hurt someone's feelings teasing is bothering or just a special way to joke...
November 15th, 2017 2:15pm
Bullying is when an individual or a group of individuals repeatedly tease or insult someone with the intention of hurting them. There can be physical, emotional, and even cyber bullying! In the case of bullying, it's always one person hurting the other person, instead of two people hurting each other. In the other hand, teasing can be a simple fight between two or more people. Sometimes it can be done as a joke, but it isn't meant to truly hurt someone. For example, you might tease your sister, but you shouldn't bully her. I hope this helped! If you need anything, feel free to message me and I can listen!
November 16th, 2017 1:42am
Bullying is meant to hurt. Verbal bullying is different from teasing. ... But when it's done repeatedly with the intent of being hurtful or threatening, it becomes bullying. Verbal bullying includes calling a victim names, taunting and sexual harassment. Teasing is just having fun and laughing with each other not at each other.
November 16th, 2017 4:23am
Teasing is like joking but you are doing so playfully. While, bullying is having knowledge if it.
November 18th, 2017 1:59pm
Teasing is having a joke and both participants knowing so, bullying is mental abuse, the other person upsetting you by being mean about you or something close to you, physical bullying is simply harassment and against the law
November 25th, 2017 5:45am
Bullying is a everyday thing that causes distress, teasing is a once in a while that might make you a little uncomfortable.
November 30th, 2017 2:36pm
Teasing is a social exchange that can be friendly, neutral or negative. Done in the right spirit, it can actually be positive. When kids tease each other about clothes, musical tastes or behavior, it helps them learn to deal with constructive criticism. It’s part of how they relate.Verbal bullying is different from teasing. It’s not done as a way to relate, or to make friends. Just the opposite. The goal is to embarrass the victim and make the bully look better. It may start out as negative teasing. But when it’s done repeatedly with the intent of being hurtful or threatening, it becomes bullying.
December 7th, 2017 3:12am
Bullying is constant and it hurts others. Teasing happens more to friends and they know you don't mean what you say or do. Bullying is when someone is hurt by your actions and words even if you don't know they are hurt because of you.
December 17th, 2017 3:52pm
Teasing is when you make jokes without the person feeling hurt or insulted, but bullying is when your words affect them. Bullying can also be where you humiliate them
December 19th, 2017 8:51pm
bullying hapens often, like every day and it makes you feel bad. And teasing can be maked by friends and most times it doesnt make you feel bad and if it does it wont stay long
December 20th, 2017 1:46pm
Teasing and bullying differ both by intention and reception. If there is a negative intention behind an action directed towards another person/people, it may be considered bullying. If the intention is good, the action is safe and the receiver can look back on it as fun in some way, it can be considered teasing. Usually teasing happens between friends and/or possible mutual romantic interests.
December 29th, 2017 12:50am
Teasing is making fun of somebody when not trying to hurt their feelings and knowing that they won't be hurt by your comments. Bullying is trying to make someone feel worse or upset.
January 10th, 2018 10:22pm
when you are teasing the person that is getting teased knows that its all in good fun and no real harm is done. Bullying is when there is harm being done that the person that is being bulled is not having fun.
January 13th, 2018 2:40am
Teasing is trying to irritate someone for fun but bullying is having intimidation over a weak person.
January 14th, 2018 8:20pm
If the person being teased is continuously asking for it to stop, and the person teasing is refusing to stop after being asked many times, it becomes bullying.
January 18th, 2018 4:48pm
Bullying is an ongoing occurrence of unpleasant behaviour towards a person or people. Bullying has many forms, online, verbal, physical and mental. Teasing someone is doing/saying something in a joking manor that only happens once and isn't meant to be hurtful.
January 18th, 2018 4:58pm
In essence, there is no difference between the two. The only difference is the way that the person being teased/bullied is the way that they are interpreting the event.
January 19th, 2018 3:31am
Teasing and bullying can be used separately or together, depending on the situation. Generally, teasing is used between friends or people who get along well, and involves one person playfully making fun of the other. In this case, teasing and bullying are two different things. Bullying is intended to harm another person, teasing is not. At other times though, teasing is used maliciously to badly make fun of another person. In this case, teasing would be a form of bullying.
January 31st, 2018 3:32pm
I think that it depends on the intent behind the individual who is indulging in such act. Somebody who is bullying somebody has intentions to hurt them while somebody who is teasing somebody usually has good intent.
February 1st, 2018 6:26pm
That's a good question, because the bullies excuses themselves as teasers. The thing is, if you don't feel strong enough to judge one thing or another, seek help, talk with someone who could understand what you are suffering. Then, force in numbers. No one can solve everything alone and, sometimes, pointing out the bully is hard enough.
February 7th, 2018 1:08am
Teasing isn't meant to be truly mean, and if you get upset then the person should stop. It's meant to be a light joke over maybe something that happened that was really funny to you but you're also embarrassed about. But like I said, it isn't meant to hurt your feelings. That's what bullying is, however. When people bully, they are intentionally trying to upset you or be truly mean, and don't care how it makes you feel.
February 9th, 2018 3:21pm
Difference between bullying and teasing is a very thin line. Personally, until a person is enjoying and laughing I'd consider it as teasing, however, the moment the person starts feeling bad or irritated is when is called bullying.
February 14th, 2018 4:10pm
Bullying is an act meant to actually make the other person feel bad. Teasing is consensual, and the other person doesn't mind and doesn't feel offended.
February 17th, 2018 3:44am
Teasing can be for fun, since many friends tease each other and they're fine with it. Bullying is when you don't like it but the bully does so anyways, while no harm comes in teasing.
February 21st, 2018 9:18am
There is a fine line between the two, teasing is when the person knows your trying to be funny and they're having a good time. Bullying is when they cross the line and your not having fun anymore. when you tease, your intention is to make you laugh a bit. when you bully, your intention is to do the person harm.
February 21st, 2018 11:40pm
Huge difference, teasing is casual, innocent and non harmful, often asked for. Bullying is humiliating and violating someone.
February 25th, 2018 6:49am
I'd say bullying in itself is considerably more serious but teasing someone is not necessarily a good thing either. Bullying implies that ones actions affect the victim to a very negative degree could escalate. Whereas teasing can be playful, friendly and the sort. But it can still have it's own effects on someone so it's certainly good to be a little sensitive towards one another's emotions and really spread the love.
February 28th, 2018 2:02am
bullying is when only one side of the interactor feels happy, and the other feels uncomfortable. While teasing is when both sides are happy.
March 4th, 2018 5:12am
Teasing is like a joke type like April fool's day everyone isn't teasing to be mean but to have fun, bullying is like spreading rumors about another person, locating a targets address,physically imitated a persons posture, hurting them physically or verbally like if they don't do something they wanted they end putting you into more risks or cyberbullying sending mean comments through internet.