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Bystander intervention is a critical element of harassment prevention. When co-workers speak up, harassment is far less likely to occur.
The technique is simple…when bystanders see harassment, they must take action, rather than silently witnessing the harassment and doing nothing. Bystander intervention creates a culture where harassment is not tolerated, and it puts prevention in the hands of every single employee. Future harassers will realize that their co-workers will speak up if they witness harassment and will think twice before harassing an individual in the workplace.
In order for bystander intervention to work, managers and supervisors must not only encourage intervention, but they must train their employees on how to intervene.
This course covers:
- The definition of bystander intervention
- Why to intervene
- When to intervene
- Talking to victims
- Talking to harassers
- Intervention techniques