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Upstanders, not Bystanders

Upstanders, not Bystanders

Written by Paul Oh
February 12, 2013

The Calfiornia Writing Project, along with Common Sense Media, is issuing a call to write and submit digital responses to the prompt: What does it mean to be an upstander?

According to CWP, an upstander is an individual, group or institution that chooses to take a positive stand and act on behalf of themselves and others (from Facing History and Ourselves) and someone who takes action to stop bullying behavior or other inappropriate behaviors (from the Digital ID wiki’s digital citizenship glossary).

The “Upstanders, Not Bystanders” campaign will run through May 31st, culminating with Digital Citizenship Month in California in May.

CWP has put together and published online a comprehensive resource packet to help teachers integrate “Upstander, Not Bystander” work into their already-existing curriculum.

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