Here at Alonzo Martial Arts in Los Angeles, our students learn about what it means to be an upstander kid. Being an upstander kid is a powerful act of courage that can help make a difference in the lives of others. It means standing up for people who are being unjustly treated, even when it’s difficult. It requires strength and a willingness to act when others don’t, and it’s an important lesson for kids to learn. Let’s learn more!
What Does It Mean to be an Upstander Kid?
Upstanders for Anti-Bullying
Bullying is a serious issue that affects many kids, and being an upstander in our Anti-Bullying Camp can help to combat it. An upstander kid will intervene when they see someone being bullied, either by speaking up directly or by seeking help from a trusted adult. They may also use the power of their words and actions to encourage others to do the same.
Creating a Safe Environment
Being an upstander kid is not only about standing up for those who are being wronged, but also about creating a safe environment for everyone. Kids can do this by actively listening to and respecting the thoughts and feelings of their peers and standing up for those who need help. They can also be proactive in initiating conversations about bullying and its effects.
Being a Role Model
Furthermore, an upstander kid is a great role model for younger kids. By showing that it’s possible to stand up for what’s right even when it’s hard, and by being a positive example in their own lives, they can help to create a culture of kindness and respect within their communities.
Strength and Courage
Being an upstander kid requires strength and courage, but it’s an important lesson for kids to learn. Through martial arts and anti-bullying camps, kids can learn how to be an upstander and can gain the skills they need to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others.