How To Create A Culture Of Safety With Bystander Intervention Training
Miller offers the advice of experts not to confront the harasser in the moment (I assume she means in circumstances where the victim is not in peril), and instead suggests a variety of tactics:
• Distract the harasser: The bystander can address the victim directly and pull them out of the situation.
• Confront the harasser: Reflect on what you saw and ask them about it.
• Check in with the victim: Ask how they are and make sure they know they did nothing wrong.
The problem is that in many situations confronting the harasser could mean retaliation and, with certain authoritative personalities, bystanders feel as much at risk as the victims when addressing the incident.