Bystander Intervention

This is a five week comprehensive course on the role of a bystander. This course takes a holistic look at the whole dynamic of the ‘bystander’. We look at effective methods of intervention and the reasons behind such interventions. We dig deeper into societal norms that can influence behaviour and the normalised approach of how people react. 

Type of Session: a mixture of lecture style and discussion based activities. 

The objectives of the sessions are to:

  • Understand the concept of bystander intervention
  • Describe how social norms are constructed and valued amongst society
  • Understand the problems associated with sexual assault and domestic violence in student populations
  • Evaluate a variety of intervention methods both during and after an event.
  • Reflect on the roles played by social norms in our everyday lives.

Things to think about before the sessions:

  1. What is the role of a bystander?
  2. How and why we would intervene in problematic situations? 

What to bring

You do not need to bring material beforehand. However, you must ensure that you are free for the full five weeks of the course on that day and time.

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