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Unite against Bullying!

It's time to take a bite out of bullying!

Statistics show that 1 out of 5 kids are bullied! The RxSmile Orthodontics team, in collaboration with the American Association of Orthodontists, is encouraging teens take a stand against bullying through their 5th annual #BullyingBites campaign.

Bullying Prevention Resources

October is National Bullying Prevention Month as well as National Orthodontic Health Month. Orthodontists worldwide are coming together to take a stand and encourage patients to help spread kindness. Here’s some resources to help you and your teen create a world without bullying:

Go Orange on October 18, 2023 for Unity Day! Wear and share orange to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying. The Pacer Center’s Teens Against Bullying is a great resource to help teens take action.

Founded in 2010 Stand for the Silent is one of the leading and most effective anti-bullying organizations. Their mission is to bring awareness to bullying and the real devastation it causes.

Parents, understand the Warning Signs your Child is Being Bullied or At-Risk:

  • Sudden change in school attendance.
  • Frequent complaints of stomach aches, headaches, loss of appetite, etc. especially before going to school and returning.
  • Avoids recess.
  • Declining school work/participation or overinvestment in academic performance and/or becoming the teacher’s pet.
  • Has a learning disability or obvious difference from other students.
  • Appears pre-occupied and has difficulty concentrating.
  • Insufficient social skills, inadequate self-assertion skills and socially isolated.
  • Body language reflects low self-esteem or appears physically smaller/ weaker/ clumsier than other students.
  • Irritates other students.
  • Passive, withdrawn, overly sensitive.
  • Displays signs of anxiety.
  • Displays signs of depression.
  • Presents injuries/upset with explanations that do not seem to fit.
  • Talks about running away or suicide.

Stand with the RxSmile team and take this online pledge against bullying!

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