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During STAND Week, students are taught, and invited to live, principles of online safety.

  • Too much screen time is related to sleep problems, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, low attention span, and much more. STAND Week inspires youth to STAND up, look up, and be present, prioritizing real relationships over screens.

  • In previous generations peer pressure mostly happened when kids were physically together. But today social media has given peer pressure the power to impact every aspect of life. STAND Week inspires youth to STAND out, by being true to themselves in person and online.

  • Objectification happens all the time online and leads to human trafficking, body image disorder, self-esteem problems, and so much more. STAND Week inspires youth to STAND for positive media, valuing the dignity of themselves and others.

  • STAND Week inspires youth to STAND with those who are alone, excluded or vulnerable37% of 12-17 year olds have been bullied online. That’s almost 4 out of every 10 of them. There are many reasons people are more likely to bully online than in person.

  • Technology gives youth the power to do more good than ever before in the history of the world! STAND Week inspires them to STAND now and be leaders of positive technology!

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