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    Bullying vs. Teasing

    What is the difference? Deaf and Hard of Hearing students especially have difficulty with the distinction. It is considered a language milestone for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students┬áto distinguish sarcasm within everyday speech (Language Learning in Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing┬áby Easterbrooks and Baker). I asked some of my Deaf and Hard of Hearing students what they thought the difference between bullying and teasing was. Here are their answers: (signed conversation) Student 1: Bullying is when people say mean things, and it’s not teasing. It’s not. Student 2: I think that maybe bullying is when you don’t know a person and teasing is when you know…

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