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Bystander Intervention: How to be an Ally When You Witness Online Abuse

If you’ve ever witnessed someone being abused online, wanted to step in, but had no idea what to do, join PEN America and Right To Be for this free, one-hour, interactive training on how to intervene safely and effectively.

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 LGBTQIA+ folks to intimidate, discredit, and silence. Each and every one of us can be an ally.

Training Description
What will you learn?

Right To Be is offering this interactive training where we’ll give you the tools you need to intervene safely and effectively in online abuse using the 5Ds 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.

Partners in the Movement
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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Upcoming training

Bystander Intervention: How to be an Ally When You Witness Online Abuse

August 23, 2022

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Right To Be

Upcoming training

Bystander Intervention: How to be an Ally When You Witness Online Abuse

September 28, 2022

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Right To Be

Upcoming training

Bystander Intervention: How to be an Ally When You Witness Online Abuse

August 23, 2022

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

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