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NEWPORT BEACH — Gathered at a "Bullies Anonymous" meeting, kids, many in oversized T-shirts, hoodies, and backward and sideways hats, talked about the different kinds of bullying they enjoy.
There is the physical bully, who likes to punch and steal lunches, and the verbal bully, who spews insults and name calls, but there is also another kind of bully, and they don't always fit the stereotype.
Two blonde girls with butterflies on their shirts, one in sunglasses and Ugg boots and another in a tulle skirt, bragged about spreading rumors and excluding other girls from the group — the social bully.
"We're bullylious," said third-graders Genevieve Hilbert and Estella Pryor, both 8.
The "recovering bullies" talked and sang their way through two 30-minute anti-bullying plays Thursday at Andersen Elementary School.
The students, in grades 1-6, practiced for three months to teach their peers what constitutes bullying, why kids do it and how to stop it by acting confident, ignoring it or reporting it.