Bystander Intervention: Putting a Stop to Sexual Assault
Catalogue Number: 600671
Producer: Human Relations Media
Subject: Guidance, Health and Medicine, Violence
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin: U.S.
Copyright Year: 2016
Running Time: 20
Closed Captions: Yes
This program carefully explains the basics and principles of bystander intervention, a strategy that has proven effective in the reduction of sexual assault. The video begins by dramatizing the infamous Kitty Genovese case where many observers did not step in to prevent an assault in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York. This behaviour came to be called the Bystander Effect. Bystander intervention, as explained in the video, is a powerful tool that arms bystanders with techniques to counter the bystander effect by getting witnesses to stop violent acts or sexual assaults by using their brains. Using dramatizations of sexual assault situations viewers are taught three ways to disrupt a sexual assault: intervene directly, create a distraction, or call for help from others nearby. Real teens who have successfully intervened in attempted sexual assaults describe how they followed the principles and foiled an attempted sexual assault.
Includes Resource Guide.
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