Teaching students that every time someone is mean to them, does not equal bullying can be difficult. It is important to know the difference between mean, rude and bullying behavior. It is also important to know how to respond when someone treats them any of these ways. We also need to know what kindness and empathy are. Students will learn all of these terms and examples of each. There are 5 mini-lesson ideas to use to implement these terms. Each term is made into a poster which can be placed in a classroom, hallway or other areas at school, even taken home! This also can be used to educate parents in the differences between these behaviors.