Infographic: Degrees of Meanness

Conceived of and created by summer interns, this graphic draws on the metaphor of the thermometer as a way to contextualize and frame the relationship between distinct but related forms of youth meanness: pranking/punking, gossip, drama, bullying, and extreme harassment. The graphic places each of these along the spectrum of a thermometer and provides textual (and research-based) explanations and examples of each. By reading this graphic, youth (and in fact, other adults) can learn more about the academic definitions of each of these terms, which often bleed together in popular discourse.

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