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Get The Facts / Bullying / Bullying vs. Conflict

Bullying vs. Conflict

Conflicts Can Be Resolved, Bullying has to be Reported!

Bullying is different than conflict. Not all disagreements and fights are bullying. Conflict is a normal part of human interaction and arises frequently in our day to day lives. Part of learning to be independent and grown up is learning how to deal with and respond appropriately to conflict at home, at school, and in your community.

Bullying is:

  • A repeated form of mistreatment where the victim cannot defend himself
  • An imbalance of power – usually one person is either bigger or older than the other or has a higher social standing (is more popular) and uses this against the other person
  • Usually repeated acts of harassment but doesn’t have to be
  • A form of abuse

Conflict is:

  • All parties have equal power to solve the problem
  • All parties have an equal interest in the outcome
  • Children are of equal size, age or status
  • Conflict is not the same repeated encounter – it usually happens once.
  • A conflict can be resolved by talking or working things out together or with help from an adult.

What do our members say

Whether you join on your own, through a local chapter or plan to start a new A4K chapter in your school or community, we are here to help you find your Voice.

A4K Club

“I am honored to serve as a National Spokesperson for the Ambassador for Kids Program, in addition to being on the Board of Directors. I have witnessed and felt the effects of peer abuse and bullying. These are such serious problems. My role enables me to have a voice, and my goal is to help others realize that they can stop the bullying and abus...

Nikki Montlick

“I am honored to serve as a National Spokesperson for the a4KClub. Bullying and child abuse are such major problems.  They can happen to any of us.  All of us are responsible for speaking up when we see it.  Together we can stop the abuse and the bullying.  As a spokesperson I am hoping that by seeing my leadership other kids will realize that they...

Jolie Montlick