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Bystander Intervention for Youth: How to Stand Up for Others

The impact of harassment on youth is very real.  It can lead to trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, decreased participation in class, and thoughts about transferring schools.  

Right To Be believes that stopping harassment amongst young people depends on empowering youth to take action themselves.

J. H.
The Bay School of San Francisco

For so long, it’s been easy for me to avoid the problem when I was never taught on how to confront it. But knowing that there are tools, specifically these 5Ds Bystander Intervention Tools, to navigate my thoughts has logically, simply, and beautifully been explained at Right To Be’s training. Understanding the source, reflecting the impacts, learning different tools, and applying that knowledge all contribute towards a more well-rounded and self-accountable person.

Training Description
What will you learn?

Right To Be is offering this one-hour training, recommended for grades 8 – 12, offers a specially adapted version of our 5Ds of bystander intervention methodology.  The training can offer an intersectional approach (examining harassment in all of its forms) or specifically address bystander intervention to stop gender-based harassment, anti-LGBTQ+ harassment, or race-based harassment, amongst youth.

We begin by offering participants an understanding of what harassment is, how it’s different than bullying, and that it can happen anywhere – at school or on campus, on playgrounds, buses, or in stores and other places of business.  We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention – Distract, Delegate, Document, Delay, and Direct – and teach participants how to prioritize their own safety while intervening.

Then, through our expanded interactive learning experience, we incorporate realistic practice scenarios and group feedback sessions to help participants achieve an applied understanding of the 5Ds concepts and leave feeling more confident to intervene the next time they witness harassment happen amongst their peers.

OUR UPCOMING TRAININGS

Right To Be

Upcoming training

Bystander Intervention to Stop Antisemitic Harassment

May 23, 2022

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Right To Be

Upcoming training

Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment (Available in Korean & Vietnamese)

May 24, 2022

8:00 pm - 9:15 pm EST

Right To Be

Upcoming training

Bystander Intervention to Stop Antisemitic Harassment

May 23, 2022

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Resources

Workshop

Be a Super Ally with the 5Ds

Right To Be (formerly Hollaback!), AAJC and the Woori Show teamed up to create this educational shor...
Training

Bystander Intervention to Stop Antisemitic Harassment

This one-hour, interactive training will teach you Right To Be’s 5Ds of bystander intervention metho...
Training

Bystander Intervention to Stop Islamophobic and Xenophobic Harassment

This one-hour, interactive training will teach you Right To Be's 5Ds of bystander intervention metho...

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