Chapter 1 - Consent Subchapter: Stepping in

Stepping in

Character one watching with exclamation mark above head, while Character two moves the Yes line across the Field Model towards the No line where the third character is standing.


When you are witness to a line move, you are what we call a bystander.

If they choose to step in, bystanders have an opportunity to both help victims of a line move and to reinforce respectful social norms.

The problem is that stepping in can feel awkward, embarrassing and risky. This section provides a model for being an effective active bystander, including steps to take, questions to ask and things to watch out for.