Am I being a bully?
Some questions you can ask yourself.
If you answered yes to many of these things, you have probably been involved in bullying behaviour.
You may think you are popular among some people who laugh at your bullying behaviour. The truth is, those people are probably afraid of you too.
Talk to someone about what you’ve been involved in. A trusted adult like a parent or school counsellor may be able to help you in making a fresh start. Try to find new ways of managing anger – get active, develop positive friendships, talk to an adult about your feelings. Make a fresh start and try a new hobby so you can get to know new people.
If you are part of a clique, leave it and find a new friendship group.
Maybe there are difficulties for you right now?
It's important that you talk with someone and get some help. You could link in with your school counsellor or an adult you know and trust.
Think about how you approach people and the language you use. Sometimes people can use aggressive or hostile language without realising it.
Saying ‘Move it’ or ‘What’s your problem?’ could sound hostile. But saying ‘I need to get past’ or ‘Is there something wrong?’ sounds assertive without intimidating or scaring someone.