Stand up, don't stand by.
Sexual assault impacts millions of people in the U.S. – 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men. But prevention is possible. We can all play a role in helping stop sexual assault before it happens. #DontStandBy
Be a friend #DontStandBy
Going out is supposed to be about friends and fun, but sometimes that’s not the case. That’s why NO MORE and Uber are teaming up to spotlight the important role we all play in looking out for each other’s safety and preventing sexual assault. READ MORE
While the responsibility for a sexual assault lies solely with the perpetrator, we all play a role in preventing violence and looking out for each other’s safety. #DontStandby
Perpetrators use alcohol as a weapon and an excuse for inappropriate or aggressive behavior. This means the staff of alcohol-serving establishments can play a powerful role in responding to and helping prevent violence. Check out the tips on how to create a safer night for everyone and request a training for your workplace.
You can prevent sexual assaults by creating a safe riding atmosphere. Stand up for your customers, #DontStandBy
“I didn’t know who she was, I could just tell she was uncomfortable and needed help getting out of a bad situation so I went up to her and pretended I knew her and hadn't seen her in years. She went with it and actually ended up joining our group for the rest of the night—we even shared a ride home together.”- Emily
From the club door to the car door to the front door, friends look out for each other. #DontStandBy
When your friend has had a few too many, be a stand up friend and go home together. If you request a ride, complete these four safety pickup steps to make sure you’re getting into the right car with the right driver:
If you see someone who's intoxicated and alone #DontStandBy
There’s safety in numbers—if you see this situation, help the person you’re concerned about find their friends so they can get home together.
When persistence becomes too much #DontStandBy
Trust your gut—if someone is crossing the line or you think someone looks uncomfortable, you can intervene by creating a distraction. Ask a friend to check in with the person you’re concerned about while you distract the aggressor by sparking a conversation.
“I noticed this guy kept ordering drinks for this girl but not for himself. She was definitely not in good state and very disinterested but he kept trying to get to her to leave with him. I had a bad feeling about the situation so I cut him off and told her that her friends were looking for her in the bathroom. I had my coworker make sure she was okay and try to help her find her friends while I walked the guy outside.”- Julian, Bartender
If someone is intoxicated and alone #DontStandBy
There’s safety in numbers—when you see this situation, check in with the person you’re concerned about and help find their friends so they can get a ride home together. Help them request a ride and complete these four safety pickup steps to make sure you’re getting into the right car with the right driver:
If he’s nursing his drink and she’s drunk #DontStandBy
Just because they’re on a date, doesn’t mean someone isn’t crossing the line. If you notice someone trying to get another person intoxicated while they remain sober, this could lead to sexual assault. When you can, try to get the person you’re concerned about alone to ask them if they’re okay or if they’d like you to stay with them.
If she’s falling over and he’s dragging her out #DontStandby
Perpetrators often use alcohol to incapacitate someone before trying to take them somewhere private. If you think you may be seeing this behavior, intervene by asking the person you’re concerned about where they’re going and who they came with. Stay with them if need be and enlist a coworker to find their friends and make sure they go home together.
If someone needs immediate help, #DontStandby
If someone appears too intoxicated, or is either not awake or fully awake, try to ask them if they have a friend they can share a ride home with. If they become unresponsive, contact 911 or your local authorities.
“I take pride in helping others, pride in getting people home safe, and knowing I am making a difference in my community.”- Ben, Uber Driver-Partner Since May 2015
If someone is too intoxicated and alone #DontStandBy
If your rider is alone and appears too intoxicated to get home safely, try helping them find a friend they can ride home with. If they are unresponsive, it is best not to physically touch them. They need emergency personnel. Call 911 or your local authorities and alert security or staff that someone may need help. If you want to report an incident, visit help.uber.com or contact them through the app.
If your passenger’s company is suspicious #DontStandBy
If you think a passenger may be in distress with another rider, be careful how you choose to intervene as it could risk your own safety. You can try creating a distraction by sparking up a random conversation or asking the passenger you are concerned about if they would like you to contact a friend. If you feel someone is in immediate danger, alert 911 or local authorities when in a safe place. If you want to report an incident, visit help.uber.com or contact them through the app.
If your passenger makes you uncomfortable #DontStandBy
Uber’s Community Guidelines doesn’t allow sexual assault or sexual misconduct of any kind. No one should touch you or attempt to touch other people in the car they don’t know. Uber has a no sex rule. That’s no sexual conduct with drivers or fellow riders, no matter what. Behaviors and comments that could make people feel uncomfortable are also not acceptable. If you feel you may be in immediate danger, alert 911 or local authorities when in a safe place. If you want to report an incident, visit help.uber.com or contact them through the app.
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