We want people to know that it’s everyone's responsibility to take action if they see problematic behaviour.

If we do not take action and we allow prejudicial attitudes to become normalised we risk creating a culture in which bias and discriminatory behaviours are not seen as problematic.  

Prejudice & Hate

This video has been produced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and George the Poet.



We use an adapted version of the pyramid of hate, originally developed by by the Anti-Defamation League and used by the USC Shoah Foundation to explore problematic behaviours and how they can lead to more serious acts of discrimination, hate and violence. Different types of problematic behaviour include: 

  • Ageism
  • Disabalism
  • Homophobia
  • Racism
  • Religious Hate
  • Sexism
  • Transphobia

You can download a copy of the pyramid.


The reality is the majority of people exhibit healthy and positive attitudes and behaviours towards others, the majority of the time. The majority of people would not act in a violent or abusive way.  Unfortunately, there are some people in the minority whose behaviour is often completely unacceptable and this has negative consequences. 

Consequences of Inaction

If problematic behaviour is normalised we risk sending harmful messages to the individual who has experienced the behaviour, the perpetrator and to others that their behaviour is ok.  This could lead to more serious acts of discrimination, hate and violence. 

Download a copy of this worksheet that explores the consequences of inaction and Islamophobia

There is a way that we can change harmful messages such as these.  By modelling healthy, positive behaviour and calling out negative inappropriate behaviours we can positively challenge these attitudes. 

It’s everyone’s responsibility

We all have a responsibility in creating a society where people are treated with dignity and respect.

Don’t be a bystander Speak Up! Stand Up!  Call it out and report it.

Get involved 

Report & Support 

If you or someone you know has experienced problematic behaviour you can use the University’s Report and Support Platform.  This allows you to report something anonymously or report it and get confidential support from a Harassment Support Advisor.  


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