Hollaback's "5 D’s" (Direct, Distract, Delay, Delegate, Document) are different methods that bystanders can use to support someone who is:

  • being harassed,
  • emphasise that harassment is not okay, 
  • demonstrate to people in your life that they too have the power to make our communities and workplaces safer.

​​​​​​​More about Hollaback's "5 D’s":

Directly intervene in a situation. Speak up about the harm. Be firm and clear.

Get help from someone else.

After the incident is over, check in with the person who was harmed.

Take an indirect approach to de-escalate the situation.

If someone is already intervening and you believe the person causing harm behaviour is escalated, you can document the situation.