Are you a bully?

120113 Immaculata University - Mac Photo ShootBullies come in all shapes, sizes, ages and economic status. Maybe you’re a bully and don’t even realize it. Below are some self-assessment tools and resources to identify bullying behavior.

Have you ever bullied someone else? Think about why you did it and how you were feeling at the time. Did you want to make yourself feel better? Did you feel the need to be better than anyone else? Did hurting others really make you feel better? If so, WHY?

You might think that others will like you better for acting badly and hurting them. But — most bullies aren’t liked, even if it starts out that way.

You think bullying is funny and it’s no big deal? Bullying hurts!

Did you know that bullies are more likely to:

  • Get into frequent fights
  • Steal and vandalize property
  • Drink alcohol and smoke
  • Report poor grades, which could result in not getting into college
  • Face arrest if caught cyber bullying (depending on the degree of the incident)
  • Perceive a negative climate at school
  • Carry a weapon

That’s definitely NOT cool!!!