Learning how to be an upstander or an active bystander is an important aspect in fostering cultural change regarding sexual harm around campus.
Below are a range of awareness campaigns, videos and other resources that identify the importance of being an upstander and speaking up about sexual harm.
Princeton University Bystander Intervention. Easy to navigate US website that identifies and explains five stages of bystander intervention. https://umatter.princeton.edu/action-matters/care-others
Step Up! Award-winning US-based sexual assault prevention and bystander awareness programme that teaches students how to intervene in sexual assault situations. https://stepupprogram.org/topics/sexual-assault/
Who Are You? video on bystander intervention. Powerful Aotearoa New Zealand video showing multiple situations when people could have intercepted to stop a sexual abuse situation occurring.
Content warning: Please note, this video can be heavy to watch. Sexual harm is depicted between 3.58 minutes and 4.55 minutes, if you would like to skip this part.
Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland 'Being an upstander' video.
Rape Prevention Education. Aotearoa New Zealand website covering a range of topics such as consent, sexual violence, rape culture, harmful sexual behaviour, porn, self care and active bystanding. Includes programmes focused on secondary schools such as Bodysafe, Mates & Dates and professional development. https://rpe.org.nz/
The Empowerment Trust has programmes for people of all ages that focus on developing skills to help recognise potentially harmful situations or interactions and choose to respond in a way that could positively influence the outcome. In real-life situations, it can be hard to know whether and how to speak up and step in. Programmes include face-to-face workshops, resources, toolkits and e-learning. https://empowermenttrust.nz/