The Training Active Bystanders (TAB) program helps participants recognize when they are bystanders, analyze situations, and evaluate the consequences for everyone involved. TAB heightens bystanders’ power. It teaches how bystanders can interrupt harm doing and generate positive actions by others. Active bystandership does not mean aggression against the harm doer. It means taking responsible action to help people in need instead of remaining passive and becoming complicit. Bystanders gain the competencies they need if they decide to take action when they witness something they feel is unfair, or wrong, or troubling.
A bystander is a person who witnesses harm occuring. The bystander can either ignore the harm being done or can take action to stop it.
TAB gives you the tools you need to be an active bystander and take positive action in a situation when harm is occuring.
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The Northwestern District Attorney, in collaboration with Quabbin Mediation, held a Youth Conference for school students on October 26, 2018. A key part of the conference was the Training Active Bystanders curriculum. The trainers were students from the Athol, Mahar, Pioneer Valley Regional, and Granby high schools.