Understanding Factors Related to Bystander Intervention in Bullying

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,5
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn about evidence-based strategies to promote bystander intervention.
  2. learn about bystander intervention.
  3. understand how gender and grade level influence bystander behavior.


Bullying is a common problem in today’s schools. In order to address bullying, understanding bystander behavior is important to explore. The current study investigated gender and grade level differences in the different stages of bystander intervention and how understanding of bystander intervention relates to bullying behavior in schools. Evidence-based recommendations in promoting bystander behavior will be discussed.



Mariam Hanna, Montclair State University
Astrid A. Hernandez, Montclair State University
Gabriella E. Davila, Montclair State University


Samantha Coyle


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