This activity gives tamariki a chance to explore being an ‘Upstander’, by watching a movie, noticing scenes that involve bullying (and/or standing up for others), and rewriting a scene to include some upstanding actions.
Start by asking tamariki if they know what it means to be an ‘Upstander’.
An Upstander is someone who tries to help or support someone experiencing bullying through words and/or actions.
Teaching tamariki to be an Upstander
Chat about the five ways to be an Upstander (see page one of the worksheet).
Ask: Who can be an Upstander?
The answer is anyone – because an Upstander doesn’t have to be big and brave, or to show courage all the time. We can all choose to be brave in moments, even if we’re worried or nervous.
An example of this is Pink Shirt Day which originated because of a couple of Upstanders – David Shepherd and Travis Price from Canada – bought and gave out 50 pink shirts after a male student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school. This was a creative way to show their support!