The college asks every one of the JCCC family to be an active bystander. Being an active bystander shows that you care about the JCCC community. When you witness any troubling behavior, take action to make sure that JCCC is a safe place. Being aware, and responding are key to become an active bystander. See something, say something and do something.
There are many examples for becoming an active bystander. Observing any of the following behaviors that need you to say something to keep JCCC and our JCCC community safe.
Say NO to These Behaviors
disrespectful or abusive behavior
racist or sexist jokes
risky behavior resulting from substance use
Hate behavior or comments
taking advantage of power imbalances such as status, size, or level of inebriation.
Are you OK?
Can I talk to you for a second?
That’s really not cool.
Get your friends together- it’s time to leave
Get your friends for back-up. Sometimes having your friends to back you up makes it easier to intervene.
If intervening in the situation would be dangerous for you to do, JCCC Campus Police at (913)469-8500, ext.4111 OR call 911—it’s always an option for intervention.
Invite yourself to tag along
Hey, this party is lame, let’s go somewhere else.
Use the Silent Stare
Sometimes a disapproving look can be far more powerful than words
Reduces the tension of an intervention and makes it easier for the person to hear you.
Do not undermine what you say with too much humor. Funny doesn't mean unimportant
Say something, "I hope no one ever talks to you like that."
Challenge a sexist/rape joke, "I don’t get it, can you explain why that joke is funny?
"I gotta tell you that the way you acted makes you look like a jerk."
"As your friend, I thought you were better than this.”
You have a right to be safe. Use the resources list on the right side of this website to help you. Communicate your concerns to a friend or parent.
The KNOW program is JCCC’s prevention and education efforts to help stop relationship violence in support of title IX, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, the SaVE Act and Clery.
What Is Sexual Consent?
This video was produced by the Media Education Foundation.
Do you to report a violent act? Do you need help or need to help a friend?