"The Upstanders" - A Film about Cyber-Bullying

  • The Upstanders - a documentary about resilience and the power of connection to end bullying

    AACPS will be screening four documentaries about mental health and wellness topics during the 2021-22 school year. These films will be accompanied by lesson activities that tie into the messages of the films. We encourage parents and community members to watch these screenings, which will be followed by a pre-recorded panel discussion about the film's topic.

    The first documentary that AACPS is featuring is “The Upstanders” in recognition of Bullying Prevention Month. “The Upstanders” explores all sides of cyberbullying from bully to victim, bystanders and family members. It shows the importance of empathy and resilience to transforming attitudes and action. It shows that everyone is needed to eradicate cyberbullying and gives bystanders the confidence and tools to become “The Upstanders” and change the narrative.*

    *Note:  Some of the information in this film may be sensitive to some viewers.  Please reach out to the AA County Warmline @ 410-768-5522 or text HOME to 741741 if you or a family member are in crisis.

  • Bullying Prevention Month
    October, 2021


    • The online screening of  “The Upstanders” (approximately 35 minutes long) took place the week of October 11-15, 2021 for parents/guardians and the community.  View the film here during that timeframeNOTE: Parents must register at the link on the left to view the film.  

    • We recommend parents view a pre-recorded panel discussion after viewing the film.  

    • This film showing was the first in a four-part series of documentaries. The other three documentaries that will be shown are “Angst,” “Like,” and “Race.” Specific information will be posted in the near future about these three documentaries.