What’s “bystander behavior?”
Bystander behavior is what people demonstrate when they watch hazing occur without intervening.
» Check out this excellent resource on Bystander Behavior developed from the University of Maine hazing study.
What’s the difference between hazing and bullying?
The difference between hazing and bullying is subtle. The same power dynamics are involved. The same intimidation tactics are used. The same second-class citizenship issues arise. The only real difference between bullying and hazing is that bullying can happen to anyone, anytime and is used as a means to exclude someone. Hazing is an instrument of including people by having them earn their way into a group, occurring only in the context of being new to an organization, team or group. Bullying is about exclusion; hazing, inclusion.