Earlier this year Aszkler Orthodontics held an in office and Facebook contest. While patients were in the office we asked them to vote on which charity they would like Aszkler Orthodontics to donate to. BeatBullying was the charity with the most votes. We then asked patients, and their friends and family to “like” us on facebook. For each Facebook "like" we received we donated $5. BeatBullying is an international bullying prevention charity. They campaign to make bullying unacceptable.
“We believe that no one should endure the pain, fear or isolation of being bullied, and that everyone has the right to be safe from bullying, violence and harassment. BeatBullying stops bullying and keeps young people safe."
BeatBullying helps young people online. The site offers mentors, and Life Mentors. These individuals receive intensive face-to-face training from the BeatBullying staff. They are trained to understand, tackle, and prevent bullying. A great feature to this site is the live chat room. It is constantly monitored, and any predatory or abusive behavior is flagged. Young people can feel comfortable chatting with other young people, and parents are encouraged to take a virtual tour and become involved with the site as well.
Feel free to visit BeatBullying's website for more information at: http://www.beatbullying.org/