Bystander intervention is one of the most effective ways to prevent sexual assault. An active bystander is someone who has the moral courage to find a way to safely intervene to stop a potentially dangerous situation. In a recent survey, of the 4% of Junior Enlisted respondents who observed a high risk situation that they believed was or could have led to sexual assault, 86% intervened.*
Safety is Your Top Priority
Before jumping into a potentially dangerous situation, be smart and think about your own safety.
Ask yourself these questions:
- How can I keep myself safe in this situation?
- What are all the options available?
- Who else might be able to assist me?