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Becoming an Upstander against Bullying

Becoming an upstander is about moving from silence to action. Bystanders contribute to the problem. They simply sit back and watch bullying take place.  Upstanders stop the problem. Research shows that others speaking out or taking action stops bullying behavior over half the time within seconds! With that being said, 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.

How to become an upstander

 

-Take action by telling the bully to stop

-Take action by getting others to stand up with you to the bully

-Take action by helping the victim

-Take action by shifting the focus and redirecting the bully away from the victim

-Take action by telling an adult who can help

 

Qualities of an upstander

  • Courageous - Telling a friend who is bullying to stop is hard. They may be mad at you. But at least you won't feel guilty for being silent and allowing the bullying to continue. And you will be doing your friend a huge favor in the end by helping them stop really hurtful behavior.
  • Action-oriented - Doing something that does not support the bullying behavior can be a really small intervention with big results! Three words - "That is bullying" - can cause others to recognize the problem.
  • Assertive - Telling a friend how their behavior makes you feel and how it affects others requires being able to use your voice.
  • Compassionate - Upstanders have the gift of compassion. They recognize when someone is hurt and take steps to help.
  • Leader - Upstanders are leaders in their social group, helping others to recognize ways to get along and be supportive to others.

Please encourage your child to become an upstander against bullying !  We want all the students  to “See it, Say it, Stop it.”

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