What is bystander Intervention? As defined in the dictionary, Bystander Intervention is a philosophy and strategy for prevention of various types of violence, including bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence and gun violence.
What does bystander intervention mean? Bystander Intervention involves developing the awareness, skills, and courage needed to intervene and speak up to proper authorities in a situation when another individual needs help and/or is displaying erratic behavior. Bystander intervention is a safety measure that allows individuals to prevent a violent act
What are the steps for bystander Intervention?
- STEP ONE: Notice Abnormal Behavior. Family members, friends, neighbors and coworkers often notice warning signs before a violent act occurs
- STEP TWO: Identify Events as Problems. If we understand the potential impact of anger, aggression and emotional unbalanced such as a loved one/friend is, say, talking a lot about guns whether illegal or legal possession, physically hurting someone or themselves or acting strangely, but not necessarily in a criminal way realize
- STEP THREE: Silence is violence. Sometimes family members, friends, neighbors and coworkers are reluctant to tell on others, even if a serious crime may be committed. The chance of retaliation, the no-snitch rule and feelings of meddling or prying into someone else business is portrayed as being rude.