What does it mean to be an active bystander?

An active bystander someone who not only witnesses a situation, but takes steps to speak up or step in to keep a situation from escalating or to disrupt a problematic situation. 

Being an active bystander takes practice, and remember you don't have to be perfect.

Educate yourself 
It is your responsibility to educate yourself about the four d’s of being an active bystander. Find out how you can become an active bystander today. 

Take action 
Being an active bystander isn’t about physically intervening, it involves a number of actions that can be taken on a daily basis to promote inclusion and make people feel safe. 

Practice and reflect
Being an active bystander is hard, and it takes practice. If you're not sure, ask for help from friends and family. They may have examples of how they have set the tone for what is okay for them and others. 

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