Bystanders – Developing responses to sexual harassment among young people

increase knowledge and awareness of sexual harassment in students and staff;
develop, pilot and deliver a training program for students and school staff to enable them to intervene in situations of sexual harassment;
increase the motivation of bystanders to stop sexual harassment in high schools;
develop a manual and materials adapted to each country;
develop school policies and protocols on sexual harassment;
compare the implementation and effectiveness of the program in the four countries.

Audit of current approaches on sexual harassment (literature review, background research, focus groups, development of the training programmes);
Pilot of the training programmes with students and school staff;
Implementation of the programmes and work with the schools (preparatory work with staff, implementing programmes in two classes in each school, assisting students and staff in developing school policies on sexual harassment, evaluation and revision of the programme materials);
Reflection and dissemination (website, Facebook page, video production, writing papers on the implementation, comparative analysis and writing a comparative paper, presenting the results at 4 national seminars).

Concerning students: improved knowledge about sexual harassment; enhanced capacity to identify the diverse forms of sexual harassment; improved confidence and commitment to preventing sexual harassment; new intervention skills to act in situations of sexual harassment; involvement in the development of school policies with staff; evidence that the skills and policy have been used.

Concerning school staff: increased awareness and knowledge of sexual harassment in schools; enhanced capacity to identify the diverse forms of sexual harassment; willingness and commitment to work with students in preventing sexual harassment; evidence that there is more support for victims and responsibilisation of perpetrators; enhanced capacity to implement the programme and policies at school.