How does intervening relate to showing you care?
Being an active bystander means you choose to respond to a situation rather than walking away or ignoring it. You choose to get active and involved, tell someone else, or get help.
What is bystander intervention?
Bystander Intervention is recognizing a potentially harmful situation or interaction and choosing to respond in a way that could positively influence the outcome.
When do people act and decide to intervene?
People, including students just like you, decide to intervene when they have:
- an increased understanding of what the problem is or could be
- visible role models - like you!
- an understanding of their own values and the expectations of the RIT Community
- increased confidence in decision making when it comes to potentially risky, dangerous, or harmful situations
- been taught how to intervene safely
What else do we know?
It gets easier the more you do it.