Read the statements above and decide where you draw the line. Is it harmless banter, out of order, or potentially dangerous?

Ask yourself how other people might feel about these statements. People can experience behaviour in different ways: what is a thoughtless comment or a joke to one person may be deeply offensive to another.

We know it can be difficult to navigate these kinds of issues. That's why we have developed 'Where do you draw the line?' as part of our harassment prevention approach. This activity was launched as part of our initial campaign in 2014 and is intended to get people thinking about their behaviour and that of others; an online version will be available soon.

We all feel differently about these issues and where we draw our line can vary from person to person. We believe that no one should have to feel uncomfortable or excluded for the sake of a joke. We ask that members of our community consider and respect other people's views and feelings so that we can all work, study, and live in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Stonewall #NoBystanders is a short film that demonstrates that the behaviour we learn when we are young can last a lifetime.  

University Policy 

All members of the University community are required to treat all students, staff and external customers in a friendly, courteous and dignified manner.  Bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and victimisation are contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and the values of the University as set out in the Equality and Diversity Policy and the Manchester 2020 strategic vision.

The following links provide further information and definitions on:

Coming Soon 

Due to the success of the 'Where do you draw the line?' activity we are working with Trust Communications to develop an online version.  This will be available soon. 

If you would like any further information on this activity please contact cath.prescott@manchester.ac.uk.

 

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