BYSTANDER INTERVENTION

"What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the bystander."

Elie Wiesel

Direct

Step in directly and intervene.

"I don't think she wants to talk to you anymore."

"What you are doing is not okay."

HOW TO BE A BYSTANDER

distraction

Distract from the situation in a simple or fun way.

"Can you show me where the bathroom is?"

"Hey look! It's Barack Obama!"

delegate

Reach out to others to intervene.

Call the Police

Ask a Waiter/Waitress to Check on the Victim

delay

Support a survivor after an assault.

"Are you okay?"

"What can I do to help?"

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