WatchDawgs Want You to Become an ‘Active Bystander’

Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 3.16.41 PMBy Shaunteri Skinner

WatchDawgs at the University of Georgia want people to know how to intervene and trust their own instincts in high-risk situations. Members of the organization provided tips to students on Tuesday in a training session at Tate Student Center. This is one of eight programs WatchDawgs will host this fall on how to be a more active bystander.

Ways to become an active bystander include:

  • Watch out for your friends and fellow Dawgs. If you see someone who looks like they are in trouble ask them if they are OK.
  • Have a safety plan in place with friends before going out and look out for each other.
  • Confront friends who make excuses for other people’s inappropriate behavior.
  • Speak up against racist, sexist and homophobic jokes, music and remarks.
  • Call and get help if you think someone is experiencing alcohol poisoning.

Visit WatchDawgs website for more tips and helpful resources.

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