Let’s be an Upstander

Dear Grades 6-9 Parents,

We would like to make you aware of a recent situation regarding an Instagram feed that promises to share gossip and secrets about UNIS Hanoi middle school students.  Having viewed several screen shots, we see that the intent is to ridicule fellow students. As Counsellors, we are sending a very clear message to students about the problems of being a follower (or bystander) and not an upstander.  At the beginning of guidance lessons this week and next, we will remind students of their responsibility to members of the community to step in and support each other by not engaging as followers.
Additionally, we have asked our Technology facilitator, Paul Swanson, to investigate the feed further for more information and to shut this down. 
If you have a chance to discuss with your child this weekend the idea of bystander versus upstander and the importance of being an upstander, it will go a long way to supporting the spirit of the community and UNIS Hanoi MS. 
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