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How to Be an Ally When You Witness Online Abuse w/ Hollaback!
April 13, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
As more of our personal and professional lives go digital, online hate and harassment are on the rise. Each and every one of us can be an ally. We’ll give you the tools you need to intervene safely and effectively in online abuse using Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention. First, we’ll talk through what online harassment is and how to identify abusive tactics. We’ll discuss the severe impact online abuse can have – on well being, livelihoods, and free expression – and how it’s drowning out voices that urgently need to be heard in public discourse. Then we’ll share concrete strategies for how to distract, delegate, document, delay, or directly intervene in a way that is safe, effective, and centered on the needs of the person being targeted. We’ll have time to practice so you can leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see someone being abused online.
This workshop is open to the entire Barnard and Columbia community, including staff, faculty, and alumni.
Please register at the link.