The TAB Program

The Training Active Bystanders program (TAB) is a unique and innovative evidence-based program. It promotes leadership and positive connections while significantly reducing violence and other harm doing (a 20% difference in middle and high schools compared to control schools).

Studies show that 85% of people are bystanders and, as bystanders, have considerable power. TAB heightens awareness of bystanders’ power, teaches when passivity becomes complicity, and teaches how bystanders can interrupt harm doing and generate positive actions by others.

TAB emphasizes that active bystandership does not mean aggression against the harm doer. It promotes:

  • support for the target
  • responsibility for others
  • caring for those inside and outside one's own group
  • moral courage
  • competencies to safely help those in need