Bystander Technique


Your actions matter, whether or not you were able to change the outcome, by stepping in you are helping to change the way people think about their role in preventing sexual assault. Everyone has a role to play in preventing sexual assault. There are many different ways that you can step in or make a difference if you see someone at risk. This approach to preventing sexual assault is referred to as “bystander intervention.” If you suspect that someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are steps you can also take to support that person and show you care. The key to keeping friends and family safe is first of all recognizing that you can play a significant role in situations that are threatening, and learning how to intervene in a way that fits the situation and your comfort level. Having this knowledge on hand can give you the confidence to…