97% of Stand Up trainees say these 5 simple actions helped them to intervene effectively*
Pretend to be friends of the harassed person, ask for the time, cause a distraction.
Find someone in a position of authority or another bystander and ask them to intervene.
Either film or write down what is happening where you are and the date and time. Give this to the person being harassed.
Check in with the person being harassed. Acknowledge that what happened was not OK. It is definitely not their fault.
Speak up and call the harasser out. Only use Direct at a last resort to prevent violence. Your safety and the safety of the person being harassed comes first.
* L’Oréal Paris’ social impact survey compared interview responses from 1,841 individuals who completed the Stand Up training program to 3,126 interviews among the general population who had not completed the training across the world (France, Indonesia, India, USA). The trainees were asked to answer a series of questions about situations related to street harassment that they experienced before and after they took the Stand Up training.