Air Travel Harassment Commercial Flight Distress Intervention Report Launched

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A new report has been launched covering harassment while flying on commercial flights. It emphasizes what people can do when they experience events like this, and how bystanders can help.

A new report has been launched on the Airport.co.za news syndication site covering sexual assaults on flights and how to deal with them when they occur. The report covers a barely spoken problem, which occurs across the world and is going unnoticed as people don’t know how to act.

For more information please visit the website here: https://airport.co.za/airport-and-flight-news/how-to-help-prevent-sexual-assaults-on-flights

The new report explains that journalist Joanna Chiu recently witnessed a stranger making comments about a girl who was stuck next to him on a flight. It details that in this case it was a teenager who was separated from the rest of her family.

It goes on to cover a variety of tips for those going through these experiences, and those who witness them.

The air harassment report emphasizes that it’s important to never disclose personal information in these situations. Further tips include keeping the armrest down, ending unwanted conversation where possible, and knowing the risk factors.

Harassment cases in the workplace or at school are as high as 60% across the country, and campaigns like Times Up help people to deal with issues when they do occur.

But harassment while traveling in the air is less common, and it leaves people unsure how to act when they see it occurring. For the victim it can be a terrifying ordeal, but the new report shows the importance of bystanders offering a helping hand as well.

The report states: “A person who is being harassed or assaulted may be too scared, embarrassed or confused to speak up for themselves. Pay close attention to what is happening around you on an airplane; if you see someone stuck in an uncomfortable or unwanted situation, call it out.”

It adds: “Be alert for warning signs that other passengers are vulnerable and don’t hesitate to get involved.”

Those wishing to find out more about the report can visit the website on the link provided above.

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