Interpersonal Violence (IV) in Society

It is important to note that various forms of interpersonal violence have made themselves prevalent in society.

Examples where Interpersonal Violence can be seen include:
  • Videogames
  • Films
  • Music
  • TV shows
  • Advertisements
  • Commercials
  • News


Why is Interpersonal Violence in Society Detrimental?

  • Rape Culture sets the tone that violent acts towards people are socially acceptable.
  • It decreases the prevalence of upstanders, because people are reinforced by society to not intervene. 
  • Rape Culture is everywhere in the media and becomes a model of acceptable behavior. 
  • It becomes normalized for people who witness Rape Culture to stand by when they hear or see Rape Culture. They participate in the bystander effect by passing by instead of intervening.


To gain knowledge on how to combat IV in Society visit our IVP UP-Stander page.



Last Updated: 1/12/17