What are common traits of an individual who bullies?

  • Shows aggressive behavior toward others
  • Need to dominate others
  • Hot-tempered, easily angered
  • Impulsive (react quickly without thinking)

What are common traits of individuals who are bullied?

  • Anxious, insecure
  • Low self-esteem
  • Often socially isolated
  • Lack social skills

How does bullying affect children?

  • Feel anxious or afraid
  • Impacts their ability to concentrate in school
  • Can impact self-worth and/or self-esteem
  • Can lead to depression later on in life

How do you help?

  • If child is being bullied, report it!
  • If child is bullying others, get assistance from school social worker or counselor to assess child for other issues going on (ADHD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, etc)
    • Worker can discuss exposure to violence with child who is bullying others.