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31 Days of Bystander Intervention Bulletin board with 31 suggestions to help your residents be more effective active bystanders, brought to you by One Act You can put all 31 up at once, or put one up each day to keep residents coming back
1 Offer to watch your friends’ drinks at a party
2 Talk to your friends about their intentions for the night while everyone is sober – do they want to hook up tonight?
3 When you’re ready to go home, don’t let a friend stay at the party alone
4 Offer to walk someone home if they’ve had too much to drink. Bring another person along so you have someone to walk with you later!
5 Suggest an alternative activity, like getting food at a late-night place.
6 Establish a relationship with someone – pretend to be someone they know from class, a club, or high school
7 Spill a drugged drink – all over yourself, the floor, etc. And then ask people to help you clean up if needed!
8 “Accidentally” turn on the lights if you see someone who looks uncomfortable on the dance floor
9 Talk to your friends about what you see and make a plan to intervene together. All it takes to get the conversation started is a text saying, “does this situation seem weird to you?”
10 Get the host/bouncer involved. These people have power over their guests and have the authority to kick people out
11 Dance intervention! If someone looks uncomfortable on the dance floor, dance in between them and their dance partner to give them space to leave
12 Tell someone their wallet or phone was found in the kitchen
13 Tell someone their friend is sick in the bathroom and asking for them. Or tell your friend that YOU feel sick and need them.
14 Photo op! Initiate a group photo to give someone space to get away
15 Real talk – tell someone they are being creepy and should stop or leave the party (bring a friend if you’re intimidated)
16 If the PJ has been spiked with a drug, call 911.
17 Offer water, soda, or another alternative to alcohol.
18 Strike up a conversation about anything! The weather or UNC sports are always up for grabs.
19 Tweet about a sketchy party to keep others away
20 Encourage people to avoid drinking anything with unknown contents. Only let your friends accept drinks which were poured in front of y’all and have not been left unattended at any time.
21 Sometimes calling the cops or threatening to do so is the most effective thing – it might be a “party foul,” but it could save someone from sexual assault or rape
22 Pretend to trip and bump into someone to insert yourself into the conversation.
23 Call someone a cab and chat with them until the cab arrives. Don’t leave them alone.
24 When it’s loud, get close to someone’s ear to ask “Are you okay with this” or “Do you want help?”
25 Keep your friends in your sights. Don’t let them go to a private location with someone they just met when they are drunk and can’t consent.
26 Turn on a popular group dance song and show off your moves!
27 Find the person’s friends if you don’t know them, and make them aware of the situation.
28 When you go out, go with a group of friends. Arrive together, check in with each other throughout the evening, and leave together.
29 Change the music to a song everyone can’t help but sing along to
30 Ask someone to come with you to get a drink or say hi to one of their friends.
31 Get One Act trained to learn more about bystander intervention and for more strategies like these!