Last week we posted resources to get you thinking about National Bullying Prevention Month and Digital Citizenship Week. This week we invite you to delve deeper into bullying issues and begin exploring the difference a single person can make by crossing the line from bystander to upstander. From historic events, to current events, to everyday events, do you know someone who found the courage to stand up and speak out for others? If so, we invite you to share their stories on the Upstanders, not Bystanders VoiceThread (see below). How did they make a difference in your life, in the community, or in the world?

Note: Once you register with VoiceThread for a free account (a process that takes only a couple of minutes), you will be able to post a comment via voice, text, or webcam. Your comment will go “live” as soon as we approve it.  We’ve included separate slides for elementary, middle, and high school students, plus adults (1st slide), but everyone is welcome to respond to others’ comments across grade levels and generations.

For a full-size version of this VoiceThread, click here.

To jump start classroom and at-home conversations on what it means to be an upstander, Edutopia has posted a Five-Minute Film Festival: Turning Bystanders Into Upstanders Against Bullying. The opening film is Bystander Revolution | What Can One Person Do To Help?, a mixture of celebrities and regular kids:

If you have upstander resources to share, please leave a comment.