District
Academics
North Syracuse Central School District
5355 West Taft Road
North Syracuse, NY 13212
Helping Students to Tell the Difference

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False Friends vs. True Friends

False Friends

vs.

True Friends

Feel inadequate

 

Feel accepted

Put you down

 

Build you up

Make you feel weird

 

Make you feel special

Humor hurt

 

Humor is fun

Talks about you

 

No "behind your back" talk

Limits your involvement

 

You're always welcome

Conditional friendship

 

Unconditional friendship

 

Peer Conflict vs. Bullying

Peer Conflict

vs.

Bullying

Isolated incident

 

Repeated

Mutual

 

One-sided

About a conflict

 

About one student

No repeat "offender

 

Repeat offender

No repeat "victim"

 

Repeat victim

Students of equal status

 

Students of unequal status