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Bystander Intervention: How to be an Ally When You Witness Online Abuse
Date: July 21, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Hosted by: Right To Be
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What will you learn?

As more of our personal and professional lives go digital, online hate and harassment are on the rise. Abusive trolls join forces to disproportionately target BIPOCs, women, and LGBTQ+ folks to intimidate, discredit, and silence. Each and every one of us can be an ally. In this free, one-hour, interactive training, we’ll give you the tools you need to intervene safely and effectively in online abuse using Right To Be’s 5D’s of bystander intervention. First, we’ll talk through what online harassment is and how to identify abusive tactics. We’ll discuss the severe impact online abuse can have – on well being, livelihoods, and free expression – and how it’s drowning out voices that urgently need to be heard in public discourse. Then we’ll share concrete strategies for how to distract, delegate, document, delay, or directly intervene in a way that is safe, effective, and centered on the needs of the person being targeted. We’ll have time to practice so you can leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see someone being abused online. We hope you’ll join us to learn how we can all band together to make the internet a safer, more diverse, and more equitable place. 

*New York City Teachers, for CTLE Credit please register with your NYC schools email.*

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PEN America

PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide.

Explore their Online Harassment Field Manual which explains what online abuse is and how to prepare, respond, practice self-care, and offer support.

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