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You're an Upstander if...

  • Where there’s wrong, you make it right.
  • Those dog commercials with Sarah McLachlan make you cry.
  • You wear a t-shirt with a big “S” on it underneath your clothes, just in case.
  • You always pull for the underdog.
  • You have a pet named Rudy or Rocky.
  • You see the best in people and teach your kids to do the same.
  • There’s a sign above your toilet that says, “Absolutely no swirlies!”
  • You love to coach, teach, mentor and volunteer, any chance you get.
  • You applaud loudly when a beauty contestant wishes for world peace.
  • You’ve never been a fan of wedgies, wet willies, towel snaps, noogies or kick me signs.
  • When you see something, you say something.
  • You’ve been doing the right thing ever since Spike Lee told you to do it.
  • You provide roadside assistance faster than AAA.
  • You are so helpful to other shoppers, people think you work there.
  • You’ve stared into the mirror, snarled your upper lip and said, “Go ahead punk, make my day.”
  • You’ve ever stood between a fist and someone’s face.
  • You believe that being cool is never an excuse for being cruel.
  • You’ve ever shouted, “Pick on someone your own size.”
  • You’ve ever stood behind someone when they needed back up.
  • You wish every kid had a Mr. Miagi looking out for him or her.
  • You’ve done the right thing, even when it was the unpopular thing.
  • You started anti-bullying awareness month.
  • You have a bumper sticker that says, “United We Stand.”
  • You claim to be the 4th musketeer.
  • You believe when it comes to bullying, there’s no such thing as an “innocent bystander.”
  • You know that stopping bullying is a team sport.
  • You are not the weakest link!
  • It irks you when an operator says, “Please stand by.”
  • When you lead, others follow.
  • You’ve stood up to a bully in front of your kids.

From the Community

  • Blogger Jamie

    Blonde Mom Blog

    Jamie Reeves, @blondemomblog

    Jamie and her 10-year-old daughter checked out Awesome Upstander!’s Android App
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  • Blogger Calie

    Broccoli Cupcake

    Calie Shackleford, @broccolicupcake

    Calie from Broccoli Cupcake shared Awesome Upstander! with her sons and wrote about their experience with the game. read more

  • Blogger Katie

    Mama Pundit

    Katie Allison Granju, @kgranju

    Katie believes in teaching courage to her children and expects them to always speak up and stand up for the underdog. It’s no wonder she’s a fan of Awesome Upstander! read more

  • Blogger Jennifer

    Momma Made It Look Easy

    Jennifer, @MomMadeItLookEZ

    Jennifer wrote about how her daughter was bullied in preschool and shared Cady’s reaction to playing Awesome Upstander! read more

  • Blogger Meg

    Meg Meeker, M.D.

    Meg Meeker, M.D., @MegMeeker

    Pediatrician, mother and best-selling author of six books, Meg commends Awesome Upstander! on using gaming for good! read more

  • Blogger Danielle

    Extraordinary Mommy

    Danielle Smith, @daniellesmithtv

    Danielle likes Awesome Upstander! because the app talks to kids on their level, in their language. read more

  • Blogger Meghan

    JaMonkey

    Meghan Cooper, @JaMonkey

    Mom blogger Meghan called the game fun and wrote about her daughter’s own experience with bullying. read more

  • Blogger Bonggamom

    Bonggamom Finds

    Bonggamom, @bonggafinds

    Bongga Mom offers up a list of helpful resources in support of stopping bullying, including the Awesome Upstander! app. read more

  • Blogger Kristin

    Rage Against the Minivan

    Kristen Howerton, @kristenhowerton

    Kristen is a big believer in the importance of upstanders. She was “stoked” to learn about Awesome Upstander! and test it out with her kids. read more

  • Blogger Cecily

    Uppercase Woman

    Cecily Kellogg, @Cecilyk

    Cecily thought Awesome Upstander! was a really interesting app because it addresses kids who witness bullying. read more

  • Blogger Jenny

    Southern Institute

    Jenny, @SouthernInst

    Jenny asks, "As parents, what can we do to foster a sense of trust and communication with our children? read more

  • Blogger Tshirt

    The Dirty T-shirt

    Jennifer, @Jentifa

    Awesome Upstander! struck close to home for Jennifer, who has been on both sides of the fence with her son and bullying. read more

  • Onemomworld

    One Mom's World

    Jen, @onemomsworld

    Jen loves playing the game with her girls. She’s a fan of the hidden objects and fun sound effects.

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  • Girlchild

    Girl's Gone Child

    Rebecca, @girlsgonechild

    Rebecca says any game that promotes “standing up for” in a way that doesn’t “knock someone down” gets her thumbs up. 

    read more

Spreading the Word: Host an Awesome Upstander! Play Date in Your Neighborhood

HealthTeacher has been on the road, introducing Awesome Upstander! to classrooms and communities across the country. Our in-school events have been so educational and engaging, we were inspired to help you set up your own “play date” at home for your kids and their friends. This exercise can be an effective and fun way to tackle a serious and difficult subject with the kids you care about.

Download a step by step guide for hosting an awesome experience for Upstanders in your community.

Awesome Upstander in the Press

  • Press Tech4moms

    Technology For Moms

    Reviewer and mom Sarah Kimmel wrote about her daughter Maddie's reaction to the game and records her playing it on video.

  • Press Tonic

    Tonic

    Tonic, a positive news source, wrote about Awesome Upstander!

  • Press Smartkids

    Smart Kids Apps

    Smart Kids' Apps reviewed Awesome Upstander! and gave it a near-perfect rating of 5 starsat kids in particular should take care of. It’s nice to come across a game with as positive a message.

  • Press Gooddaysac

    Good Day Sacremento

    Good Day Sacramento - Awesome Upstander! was included in a back-to-school app round up

  • Press Mobile Entertainment

    Mobile Entertainment

    Awesome Upstander! got an “App of the Day” on Mobile Entertainment

  • Press Kmtv Omaha

    KMTV Omaha

    KMTV Omaha - Awesome Upstander featured on Channel 3

  • Press Stlmoms

    St. Louis Moms

    St. Louis Moms, Channel 2 covered Awesome Upstander!

  • Press Applatter Logo

    Applatter

    Applatter gave us a perfect, five-star review

AwesomeUpstander Tweets

Tell us what you think it means to be an Upstander by tweeting to us @UpstanderGame. Together, we can end #bullying.

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