Would you like to help students assess their own behavior in regard to bullying? Have they at times been bullied? Have they witnessed bullying? Have they bullied others?
Students who have engaged in bullying others need caring adults to help them change their behavior.
In a section titled Do You Bully? Pacer Center Teens Against Bullying offers both an online quiz and a printable quiz to help individuals identify bullying behavior in themselves. Depending upon the capability of the individual user, the quiz could be used independently or with the help of an adult.
Questions that follow the quizzes encourage thinking about one’s feelings and attitudes, as well as the consequences of bullying behavior to self and others. Adult guidance may or may not be needed.
A person who has bullied others may discover, using this section, a tendency to use bullying behavior to:
- elevate self
- gain acceptance or positive attention from certain other people
- feel better after being bullied by someone else
- feel in control
A person who has bullied others is encouraged to recognize bullying for the behavior that it is, and to recognize that behavior can be changed!
A person who has bullied others is encouraged to seek help from a trusted adult in tackling this behavior change.
Finally, a Student Action Plan Against Bullying worksheet (available in multiple languages!), is a useful planning tool “whether you are the target of bullying, a witness, or the person who bullies,” is available for students to use independently, in groups, or with adult assistance.