What Happened?: I assaulted the victim, by beating. The police came to my house, and put me in hand cuffs. I was arrested.
Consequences: The Victim The victim and his family were deeply affected by my actions.
Consequences: For Me I lost the trust of my family. They were disappointed in me. They treated me differently because they worried every time I went out. I had an earlier curfew. I couldn’t see some of my friends. I lost my free time. I got a criminal record and a referral order. I went to court
Consequences: Positive I met Nic. She helped me a lot! She talked to me like a friend and was interested in me, not just what I’d done. She helped me to change the way I looked upon myself. She helped me to gain some self respect and respect for the people around me. She listened to what I had to say and took the time to explain things to me. She understood my difficulties and never got frustrated. She never judged me.
Were my actions the right actions? NO! H Hitting people doesn’t solve problems, but creates them for everybody involved.
What could I have done differently? Ignored him. Talked to him, instead of attacking him. How would I react now? Not acknowledge him. Wouldn’t talk to him. Definitely not attacking him.