Upstander Story: Elementary School
Upstander Story: Middle School
Upstander Story: Children with Different Abilities
Upstander Story: Cyberbullying
Journal Entry: Being a Bystander
A Sticky Situation: Being an Upstander
Becoming an Upstander. Move from silence to action. Bystanders contribute to the problem. Upstanders stop the problem. Research shows that others speaking out or taking action stops bullying behavior over half the time within seconds!
There are different types of bystanders. Which one are you?
Progression from Inaction to Action
It takes courage to be an upstander. Upstanders are kids who do something that prevents or reduces the bullying they see, or comes to the aid of another child who is being bullied by showing them kindness. Moving from being a bystander to becoming an upstander may not happen overnight. It may start with becoming more aware of the bullying behavior and how it is affecting the lives of the victims. Upstanders begin to feel a sense of anger about the injustice they are witnessing. Upstanders are able to see the pain the victim experiences and take action.
Becoming an Upstander looks like this
Becoming an Upstander