It's mean but not bullying
If any child gets hit, picked on, singled out, excluded etc then the school has one process to deal with it, if theres a reptative element it's then classified as bullying and there a different process to deal with it
In the instance of the op, then it's exclusion and offensive and it should be stopped.
Check out www.bullyingnoway.gov.au
It sounds like an example of how girls bully. It may be a one off, but I would suspect that there have been other instances of rejecting behaviour by this girl to the other child. Maybe not, but quite possibly.
The subtle and insidious nature of bullying by girls can make it hard to detect and address, sadly for the child being bullied.
As well as addressing this with girl who has done the excluding, it would be great if the teacher could do some work with the whole class on appropriate social and friendly behaviour to help create an atmosphere where exclusion isn't tolerated.
Poor child That really breaks my heart - that poor little one must have felt so hurt and embarrassed and upset
I am a teacher of upper primary students and I think that is a classic example of passive bullying. What a revolting child and the teacher should be condemned for allowing that to happen under her own nose. I would be devastated if that happened in my class or to my child.
No place for presents or invites in the classroom.
Bullying is not treated as a repetitive behaviour in any school I have taught at. It is simply being mean or violent to another student. We nip these things in the bud at the first instance not once it is repeated and out of control.
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