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Our Approach

Film programs like The Upstanders help make the world a better place.


We believe in the importance of shared experiences to encourage connection and empathy. All of our film programs can be shared with the entire community either in-person; school auditoriums, classrooms, community centers and corporate meeting spaces, or virtually, with everyone on their own devices, at work or at home. 


Our film based program works best when followed by discussion whether it be a small group at home or in person. We provide a pre-recorded expert mini-panel that answers the most frequently asked questions; you can then follow up with a discussion of your own. Alternatively, book a custom live panel with experts from the program, to which you can add members of your community. Virtual delivery allows us to tailor the best solution for your community.

Tools & Activities 

To keep the conversation going and evolving in your community we add new content through our Learning Bursts to keep the program relevant and timely. 

Additional Resources

Our program come with:

- Communication materials
- Discussion Guides & Reflections
- Answers to frequently asked questions
- Tip sheets and links to additional contacts 

- Resource library of panel clips, additional videos, podcasts, articles and books

- Feed-back survey

- Follow-up quiz and exercises

Cyber-bullying in 2021

It is estimated that the frustrations and virtual lives of the past year have led to a 70% increase in cyber-bullying among adolescents. This is from a pre-Covid base where 34% of students have been the victims of cyberbullying at least once in their lives.  Cyberbullying victims are nearly twice as likely to die by suicide, and 68% of children who have gone through online harassment have experienced mental health issues. Only 38% of cyberbullying targets are willing to admit it to their parents

L1ght & report:

70% increase in cyberbullying from pre-pandemic levels
38% of cyberbullying targets are willing to tell their parents

The Mental Wellbeing Program

Each film comes with year long learning modules and additional resources to help shift behavior  and keep the conversation going.


Year Long Learning




Raising awareness around anxiety.

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Breaking down social media addiction.

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The Upstanders

Focusing on strategies to overcome cyber-bullying

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As a parent, it really made me reflect on my own behavior. In my job, I worry that maybe what I feel is assertiveness and confidence might be more akin to bullying. This was a wakeup call to look in the mirror.

— MARNIE C., Parent


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