Upstanding citizens – Having the Courage to Care

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When you see something happening in public that you know is wrong, what do you do?

Maybe you’ve witnessed verbal abuse on the train, or sensed the threat of violence at a pub, or heard culturally insensitive language at a sports game.

Do you mind your own business and keep quiet? You’re just an innocent bystander, after all. Or do you attempt to help the person being targeted in some way?

If you try to help, you might be what the non-profit organisation Courage to Care calls an ‘upstander’.

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