Applying the 4 Ds of Bystander Intervention to a Real-World Case
What are some ways you could help a classmate who has had too much to drink?
You are at a party. During the past hour, you notice a friend has been talking to an incapacitated classmate. They seem to be having a good time, but it is clear that the classmate has had too much to drink. At one point, your friend walks by you, and you hear them say they are just going to get the classmate “one more” and “that should be enough.” A few minutes later, you see them put their arm around the classmate and start to lead them upstairs. What do you do? Using the 4 Ds of Bystander Intervention (Direct, Delegate, Distract, Delay), what are some ways you could help?