How to be an Active, Helpful Bystander
It's not always easy to step up and say or do something when you see violence happening, especially if there are other bystanders present who aren't intervening. Taking action may or may not change the outcome of the violence, but it can change the way other people start reacting to violent situations.
Ways to Keep Yourself, and Others Safe
Be around Friends
When you go to a party, go with a group of friends
Arrive together, check in with each other frequently, leave together
Don't be afraid to let a friend know if you are worried about their safety
Together We can Create Change by Taking Action
What would you do as a bystander in the following scenarios? As a bystander, you can be an ally for others and provide support.
It's important to be aware of options and resources when supporting yourself and others during instances of abuse, assault or potential abuse. As a bystander, you have the power to take action when needed to change outcomes and help create a culture of folks who act!