“You’re not my friend anymore!” yells Ashley.
Even at this young age, Ashley knows the worst hurt you can bestow on another is social rejection. Children as young as 30-months old know this tactic.
The psychological term is known as relational aggression: intentionally hurting another person through the relationship. This can happen IRL or online and includes such things as name calling, teasing, rejection, exclusion, gossiping, hurting someone’s reputation, giving the silent treatment and so on.
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