If you see something
When you see something happening that you know is wrong, what can you do?
Notice a situation and pay attention to your gut instincts.
Assume the responsibility and evaluate your options for responding.
Use the IDEAS framework described below, and choose a strategy that is most appropriate in the situation.
You made a difference; your actions helped! Take care of yourself and seek support.
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The IDEAS Framework
Take action directly aimed at the situation: “Excuse me…”
Without addressing the situation directly, you can create a distraction: “Hey, don’t I know you from math class?”
E: Engage peers
Use the crowd around you and involve a peer, a friend, or family member: “Could you help me…”
In some cases, the authorities may be the best source for help. Be prepared to call for police or other assistance. (See above.) Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies.
Your safety is the priority!