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Act responsibly - Acting in a way that shows good judgment and the ability to make the right decisions on your own.

Active bystander - Someone who sees a situation that concerns them and takes action.

Alarm key - A device that helps deter attackers by making a loud noise when you remove the pin. It attracts attention from nearby people, allowing you to escape to safety.

Aggressor - A person who starts an argument, fight, or behaves aggressively.

Bystander - A bystander is someone who witnesses an event involving behavior that is unwanted. For example, witnessing microaggression, racist comments, or physical aggression.

Consensual relation – A relationship where all parties involved have given their agreement (see definition of consent).

Consent - Consent is an ongoing process of discussing personal boundaries (see definition of personal boundaries) and establishing what you are comfortable with. In a consensual relationship, all participants agree to engage in an activity, and this agreement is expressed through understandable words or actions. It should always be clear, revocable, and freely communicated.

Conversation - A talk between two or more people where thoughts, feelings, ideas, questions, or news and information are shared.

Discrimination - When someone is treated differently or excluded from services because of a particular aspect of their identity.

Marginalized groups – Different groups of people within a specific culture, context, and history who are at risk of facing multiple forms of discrimination due to factors such as gender, age, ethnicity, religion, health, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, education, income, or where they live.

Microaggression - Subtle acts of prejudice that reinforce feelings of being excluded, different, or unequal. They can lead to internalized responses, causing anxiety and low self-esteem. Examples include negative body language, avoiding eye contact, or asking questions that emphasize differences. Microaggressions can also occur through discriminatory policies or rules.

Passive bystander - A bystander who notices an unwanted behavior but chooses not to take action.

Personal boundaries - Personal boundaries are the limits you set for yourself regarding what behavior or actions you are willing to accept.

Positive intervention - A safe and positive response to a problem or situation by someone who is a bystander. It helps prevent or resolve the issue. Also known as bystander intervention.

Safe spaces – Places where people can feel free from bias, conflict, criticism, or potentially threatening actions, ideas, or conversations.

Stereotype – A general belief or expectation that people may have about individuals from a specific group.

Undesired behaviors - Actions done by others that have negative or unsafe effects, usually without the consent of the person affected..

Violence - Actions or words intended to harm people.