What is 'active bystander intervention'?
In this context, a bystander is someone who witnesses unacceptable behaviour (behaviour which is contrary to our community values). An active bystander is someone who makes an intervention; to de-escalate the situation, ensure the safety of those present, and/or to challenge unacceptable attitudes and behaviours.
Our Active Bystander Intervention project supports students developing the knowledge, skills and confidence to make effective interventions.
What does the Active Bystander Intervention project at Warwick offer?
The project offers:
What is the Active Bystander Intervention course?
The Active Bystander Intervention course addresses the following questions:
- What do our community values look like in practice?
- How do we build a community that embodies our values?
- How do we respond when something happens that is contrary to our values?
The Active Bystander Intervention course introduces our role as active bystanders within the university community (and beyond), and equips participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make effective interventions.