Bullying, rude, mean or just a lot of drama? Why we should differentiate

One of the most frustrating things about the attention bullying gets today is the unfortunate overuse of the word. I will say from the get go, that bullying behaviour needs attention. It is hurtful, dangerous and oftentimes has catastrophic consequences. It needs attention and it needs to stop.

Sometimes what people experience either in real life or online however, is labelled bullying, but really it is not. It is people being mean, not thinking things through, being nasty, bitchy, narcissistic, jealous or just thriving in a whole world of drama.

Why do we need to differentiate? Because bullying need to be dealt with differently. Whilst all these behaviours may be hurtful, we do need to be careful we don’t become nonchalant to the impact and effect of bullying.

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