Bullying Quiz

1. Are you doing all you can to prevent your child from being a bully?

 
1. I have had a serious talk with my child about bullying at least once in the past year.
Yes = 2 Points
Don't Know = 1 Point
No = 0 Points
2. My child knows that I expect him/her to treat others with kindness and respect, and that mean or disrespectful conduct will result in negative consequences.
Yes = 2 Points
Don't Know = 1 Point
No = 0 Points
3. Our family has clear and specific rules regarding expected behavior, including a prohibition against bullying.
Yes = 2 Points
Don't Know = 1 Point
No = 0 Points
4. My child knows that it is wrong to pick on other kids with teasing, name calling, or insults.
Yes = 2 Points
Don't Know = 1 Point
No = 0 Points
5. My child knows the difference between good-natured teasing and bullying behavior that hurts feelings.
Yes = 2 Points
Don't Know = 1 Point
No = 0 Points
6. In our family, we consistently treat each other with respect; mean or nasty name calling or put-downs are not tolerated.
Yes = 2 Points
Don't Know = 1 Point
No = 0 Points
7. In our home, empathy and compassion for others are consistently encouraged and demonstrated.
Yes = 2 Points
Don't Know = 1 Point
No = 0 Points
8. It is possible that my child engages in bullying behavior and I don't know it.
Yes = 2 Points
Don't Know = 1 Point
No = 0 Points
9. I make it a point to know how my child acts with friends to be sure that he/she is not mean or unkind to other students.
Yes = 2 Points
Don't Know = 1 Point
No = 0 Points
10. If my child is unusually attracted to violent games or movies, I recognize that this factor increases the possibility that he/she engages in bullying.
Yes = 2 Points
Don't Know = 1 Point
No = 0 Points
11. If my child is often angry and lashes out when he/she is frustrated, I recognize that this factor increases the possibility that he/she engages in bullying.
Yes = 2 Points
Don't Know = 1 Point
No = 0 Points
12. If I overhear my child saying mean or unkind things about other students, I let him/her know that it is not acceptable.
Yes = 2 Points
Don't Know = 1 Point
No = 0 Points
13. If my child were accused of bullying, I would look at the information objectively rather than automatically defend my child.
Yes = 2 Points
Don't Know = 1 Point
No = 0 Points
14. I make it a point to know how my child acts with friends to be sure that he/she is not mean or unkind to other students.
Yes = 2 Points
Don't Know = 1 Point
No = 0 Points
15. I require my child to give me access to his/her social media sites so I can monitor the things that are being said.
Yes = 2 Points
Don't Know = 1 Point
No = 0 Points
16. My child knows it is improper cyberbullying to send mean, rude, vulgar, or threatening messages or images; post embarrassing or accusatory private information about another person; and pretend to be someone else in order to make another person look bad.
Yes = 2 Points
Don't Know = 1 Point
No = 0 Points
28 or more points - You have a good handle on the problem and the likelihood that your child is a bully is small

23-27 points - You are doing most things right, but you could do more to reduce the risk that your child is a bully

18-22 points - There is a lot of room for improvement to reduce the risk that your child is a bully

17 points or less - You are at serious risk that your child may be a bully.
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