Look how easy it is to be a bystander!
Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by the concept of bystander intervention. There are so many ways to intervene but when the time comes will I know which one to use? Will I need to go get another friend? Will it be so obvious that I am trying to intervene that it will actually make the problem worse?
This comic reminded me that bystander intervention can be a simple act that has a huge impact.
We first saw this comic through the awesome team at Hollaback! but the original can be found here.
What are some of the simple and easy ways you’ve practiced bystander intervention lately?
Alexis Marbach joined CALCASA in July 2011 and is currently the Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator in the Prevention Department and a Public Policy Advocate. She has been working in the field of sexual violence prevention since 2002 as a prevention educator, group facilitator, and researcher. Alexis is committed to developing and promoting comprehensive, culturally competent primary prevention initiatives to reduce sexual violence.