What is a facial difference?
The term facial difference is used to refer to someone who was born with a medical condition that affects the way their face looks. A facial difference can also come about later in life through an accident, illness or surgery and include differences in speech, physical appearance, learning, behaviour and social abilities.
When people have differences they may be more likely to experience taunting and other forms of bullying than their peers. It is important to be able to identify teasing, taunting and bullying and to learn strategies to address them.