Training Active Bystanders

We know that many people experience Hate or Harrassment on a daily basis. Whether because of the colour of their skin, what they wear, how they act or if they use aids to help them, some people want to hurt them, either physically, emotionally or often both. A report by Business in the Community 2018, revealed a quarter (25 per cent) of BAME employees had witnessed or experienced racist bullying from managers between 2015 and 2018. In addition, the proportion of respondents from a BAME background who witnessed or experienced racist harassment or bullying from customers or service users increased from 16 per cent in 2015 to 19 per cent in 2018.

Many others stand by and do nothing to support them.

We want to empower people to move from passive, complicit bystanders to active bystanders.

https://trainingactivebystanders.org/about-us

The Training Active Bystanders program (TAB), developed and copyrighted by Quabbin Mediation in Massachusetts, is a unique and innovative evidence-based program. It promotes leadership and positive connections while significantly reducing violence and other harm doing (a 20% difference in schools compared to control schools).

Studies show that 85% of people are bystanders and, as bystanders, have considerable power. TAB heightens awareness of bystanders’ power, teaches when passivity becomes complicity, and teaches how bystanders can interrupt harm doing and generate positive actions by others.

TAB emphasizes that active bystandership does not mean aggression against the harm doer. It promotes:

  • support for the target
  • responsibility for others
  • caring for those inside and outside one’s own group
  • moral courage
  • competencies to safely help those in need

Independent Advocacy is Quabbin Mediations Delivery Partner in the UK

“TAB has changed my thinking about being a bystander because it has shown me how important it is. I have learned how to properly intervene in a situation and when it is safe to. When its not I know that I’m still able to be an active bystander.”

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