Bystander Intervention is one of the evidence based interventions that has proven to reduce and prevent violence in all its forms at educational institutions from schools to universities. Its approach focuses on the empowerment of the witnesses to speak up and report the possible violence and harassment situations as an effective action to protect the victims.
Now, evidence goes beyond demonstrating the efficacy of the program to prove that Bystander Intervention does not only have immediate effects in the short term but also in the long run.
Coker, A. L., Bush, H. M., Brancato, C. J., Huang, Z., Clear, E. R., & Follingstad, D. R. (2020). Longer Term Impact of Bystander Training to Reduce Violence Acceptance and Sexism. Journal of School Violence, 1-14. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15388220.2020.1760108?journalCode=wjsv20& (JCR Q2 in 2019; Scopus Q1 in 2019)
Edwards, K. M., Banyard, V. L., Sessarego, S. N., Waterman, E. A., Mitchell, K. J., & Chang, H. (2019). Evaluation of a bystander-focused interpersonal violence prevention program with high school students. Prevention science, 20(4), 488-498. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11121-019-01000-w (JCR Q1 in 2019; Scopus Q1 in 2019)
Wachs, S., Bilz, L., Niproschke, S., & Schubarth, W. (2019). Bullying intervention in schools: A multilevel analysis of teachers’ success in handling bullying from the students’ perspective. Journal of Early Adolescence, 39(5), 642-668. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0272431618780423 (JCR Q2 in 2019; Scopus Q1 in 2019)