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Do you bully?

Have you been bullying other people? Could you possibly be bullying and not know it? Here’s some helpful info for you:

  • Sometimes, a person is bullying and does not realize they’re doing it. Take a quick quiz to see if you bully.
  • A person may bully because they have trouble handling their emotions or because they have seen violence at home. In our sections on feelings and relationships, you can learn about how to handle conflict, ways to feel good about yourself, and more.
  • Sometimes, people who bully don’t realize how much their words hurt. Bullying can cause very real problems for the person who is being bullied. Bullying other people can hurt you, too.
  • It can be hard to change, so talk with an adult you trust if you need help.

It is never too late to stop bullying. Click on the tips below to learn how to make a change. Then you can print a list of the ways to stop being a bully.

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Recognize that your actions are hurting people.

Take this quiz to find out which of your actions are bullying actions.

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Talk to an adult you trust.

A teacher or school counselor can help you ditch your bullying ways. Adults will be proud of you for wanting to change.

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Look within yourself.

Find better ways to be happy, such as, keeping physically active, getting involved in extracurricular activities, and boosting your self-esteem.

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Form healthy relationships.

Form positive relationships with people your age, as well as adults. Learn about healthy relationships.

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Put yourself in their shoes.

Try to understand how your actions make others feel. And remember that being bullied can have effects that last all the way through adulthood.

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Make a change!

Change your actions and be friendly to others. Consider apologizing or making it up to the person.

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Content last reviewed April 15,2014
Page last updated August 26, 2014

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