Some girls can be just plain mean. Often operating under a "pack mentality," these girls isolate and banish their targets from the tribe, making them feel as if they don't belong. They gossip and start rumors and call the other girls names. It's nothing short of psychological warfare, often for the silliest of reasons, and the consequences can run the gamut from slumping grades to a girl's unthinkable decision to end her life. Girls and boys bully each other differently, demanding a different response, says Stangvik, No Bully's vice president for development and strategy.
Girl-To-Girl Bullying: Why It's Different, Difficult To Confront
How Girls Bully Differently From Boys
Girl bullying. Mean girls. Relational bullying. I recently gave a talk about bullying to a group of parents in my city. Afterward, a nervous-looking dad approached the front of the room to ask me a question. But the next day when his daughter came home from school, she was crushed.
Most studies about bullying focus on boys as aggressors but girls can be bullies too and when girls bully it can be an entirely different beast. When we think of bullying we tend to think of physical violence and outward taunting but when girls bully their tactics are often quiet and covert. From the outside looking in it can be hard to tell a group of girls who are bullying apart from a group of girls who are innocently standing around.
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