Is my teenager a bully?
Bullies thrive on controlling or dominating others. Bullying behavior can be physical or verbal. Boys tend to use physical intimidation or threats, while girls tend to bully other girls and the bullying is more often verbal. Bullies may be depressed, angry, or upset about school or home situations and have often been victims of physical abuse or bullying themselves. Bully behavior needs immediate intervention from a doctor, teacher, principal, or school counselor. Without intervention, bullying can lead to serious academic, social, emotional and legal difficulties. If you are concerned that a teenager you know may be a bully, take this quick assessment to learn more about the warning signs and help you determine if the teen may be a bully.