Differences Between Male and Female Bullying.
In our generation, it seems that we think of males more likely to be bullies than females. It's true that they bully more, but we forget that females also bully. The only difference is how they mess with their victim. I've experienced bullying first hand and have also witnessed it, and I see a difference in how boys and girls do their business.
Girls like to get inside their head to make their victims break themselves down. They'll make a sly comment that will make the victim get self-conscience about themselves. From there, they'll continue to make comments making the victim plunge into self-loathing until they break.
Boys will physically intimidate their victim and make themselves be feared. They'll tease their victim, and if they react negatively, will increase their intensity. They push, shove, punch, everything (explaining why they get caught more often).
Teasing Vs. Bullying
News stories talk about bullying very often, but they never give us a clear definition. Teens, like myself, often forget the boundary of teasing and just straight out bullying. With people having different definitions of bullying, we can never really be sure just when we're bullying someone.
We especially can't be sure when teasing tends to keep most teenage cliques in check. In mine and many other teens friendships, we tease each other all the time and don't give it a second thought about it possibly being bullying. Teachers might come along while we're messing with each other and give us a write-up, but we wouldn't now what we did wrong. With kids and adults having different understandings of the word bullying, we can't properly convey the message to stop it.