Upstander

A person who recognizes when something is wrong and then acts to make it right; doing one’s best to help support and protect someone who is being mistreated; being socially responsible. There are many online campaigns and curricula that teach youth to be upstanders and how to take on bullying and negative peer behaviors. Most programs teach the concepts of diversity, tolerance, respect, courage, and leadership. The goal is to move youth from being non-acting bystanders to effective interveners. (See also: Power of the Bystander)

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