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All About Respect: Bystander Training (Staff/External) 19th November, 2019

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York St John University

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Bystander Training-session open to all YSJU staff and Externals


Have you ever laughed at a joke you thought was inappropriate or cruel? Have you ever been concerned about a friend’s behaviour on a night out but not known how to help? You have been a bystander, and we are all bystanders to human behaviour all the time. It can be difficult to know how and when to intervene, and help your friends and peers. Yet All students regardless of gender, sexuality and religion “are entitled to enjoy a safe and positive experience at university” (Universities UK, 2016, p. 1).

Harassment such as sexual violence, homophobia and racism are a global issue, and university campuses have been identified as environments in which such behaviour is prevalent. Although some harassment may occur in private there are usually numerous opportunities for others, bystanders, to intervene before an assault occurs.

The Intervention Initiative is a bystander programme which aims to empower you to become an active bystander, and be part of the solution in stopping and preventing harassment in the student community. The programme will be delivered by Nathalie Noret and Anna Macklin, Senior Lecturer`s in Psychology at YSJU and Gemma Linfoot-King, All About Respect Adviser.

By attending the programme, you will develop a skill set which will enable you to notice the warning signs for harassment and sexual violence, techniques to help you intervene, and the importance of staying safe.

This training is being run as part of All About Respect. All About Respect raises awareness about the importance of healthy relationships, consent and respect in order to strengthen the prevention of sexual violence, harassment and abuse in our student community.

If you have any questions or would like further information please email Gemma Linfoot-King, All About Respect Adviser: allaboutrespect@yorksj.ac.uk

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