Bystander Intervention



This should be compulsory training for everyone:

The 5 Ds of Bystander Intervention (PDF) & Workshops!



Also this is an essential read:
Love Thy Trolls: What Pākehā Can Do About Online Racism


“In the Tauiwi Tautoko programme, there is a prescribed method for engaging with racist commenting on Facebook, and tauiwi follow a step-by-step guide, which has been refined by ActionStation in an ongoing consultation with educators and researchers. Above all, this kaupapa is Indigenous-led, following principles in te ao Māori:

A slow and considered understanding of where the comment is coming from (āta whakarongo)

Expressing ideas in terms of personal perspectives and experiences rather than universal truths

Identifying shared values and imagining better futures together (whanaungatanga)

Naming barriers that prevent us from reaching that future

By using this method, I immediately noticed the different paths dialogues could take compared to the more hostile routes I saw others on Facebook taking….”




Important skills!



“with every person commenting there are a hundred others silently reading. These silent readers are the true target audience of Tauiwi Tautoko. If we leave these comments unchallenged, we reinforce the status quo.”





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