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Types Of Bullying

Types of BullyingThere are several different types of bullying. Bullying can be irritating, embarrassing, hurtful and even dangerous. Some of the various forms of bullying are:


Most of us have experienced Verbal bullying – this happens when someone calls another person names or otherwise teases them. Kids may tease a child who has red hair or is otherwise perceived to be "different" than everyone else. We need to value and respect each other’s differences! Just smile, nod and walk away or you can acknowledge the difference and express pride in your individuality by saying something like, "That’s right, and I like it" as you walk away.

Social Emotional

Social Exclusion happens when a group leaves another person out on purpose, when someone spreads rumors or gossips about another person or when someone tries to break up friendships of another person. Girls most often resort to Social Exclusion when bullying.


Physical bullying involves any form of physical action directed at another person including:

  • Hitting
  • Punching
  • Shoving
  • Kicking
  • Tripping
  • Spitting

If you are being physically abused, we strongly recommend that you immediately report the incident to a trusted adult and, if warranted, to local law enforcement.


Cyberbullying involves the use of digital technology, such as mobile phones or Internet to cause harm to others by:

  • Creating false profiles/websites
  • Posting embarrassing, hurtful or harmful information on social websites
  • Sending mean, untrue or hurtful text messages
  • Posting inappropriate or embarrassing pictures or videos

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 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

“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