Active Bystander Training
The It Stops Here Pledge asks students and staff to become ambassadors for change by intervening when they see peers or colleagues experiencing unwanted behaviour or attention and interrupting conversations or jokes that promote a culture of sexual violence.
Active bystanders are people who are aware of an abusive situation, and choose to speak up and say or do something. An active bystander assesses a situation to determine what kind of help, if any might be appropriate. They evaluate their options and choose a strategy for responding.
As part of the It Stops Here Campaign, we run monthly Active Bystander Workshops for KCL student leaders, including presidents and captains of sports clubs and societies. If you attend ISH Active Bystander Workshop you will learn how to:
- Identify sexual consent and sexual harassment
- Recognise your role as a student leader in maintaining a safe, inclusive and supportive university environment
- Demonstrate the ability to make positive interventions safely
- Identify resources and reporting options for students who have experienced sexual harassment.
Our Active Bystander Training is peer-led and facilitated by It Stops Here Student Ambassadors. If you would like arrange a workshop for your student group or meet to talk about a collaboration or presentation please complete our booking form.
If you have any questions about the contents of the training or any other bullying and harassment training at King’s, please email the It Stops Here Project Officer, Susuana Amoah at firstname.lastname@example.org