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The Bystander Effect

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The Bystander effect is a phenomenon in which a group of people witness someone or somebody in trouble and yet do nothing about it

What Is the Bystander Effect? THE BYSTANDER EFFECT. Ethics Defined: Diffusion of Responsibility. Diffusion of Responsibility. PLURALISTIC IGNORANCE.

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Overcome. The Bystander Effect - Standing Up From the Crowd - Extra Credits. Heave-ho! 10 passers-by move taxi off divider, Singapore News. About 10 passers-by helped free a taxi that was stuck on a divider in Choa Chu Kang last Friday night. A photo provided to Stomp showed the taxi sitting on top of a divider in Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5, the citizen journalism site reported yesterday. Eyewitness Willem Jacob Stolte told The Straits Times yesterday that he saw the cab from his home at Block 483 at 10.30pm.

"At first, there were three people helping, then two more came," said the 48-year-old swim coach. The cab was successfully moved only after about 10 gathered to help. "They put a wooden plank under the wheel, as it was stuck over the divider," said Mr Stolte. The whole incident was over in about 10 minutes, and no police were seen there, he said. A bus driver waited for the cab to be moved before continuing on its route. "I thought it was really nice that more and more people came to help and eventually there were enough people to help move the taxi," said Mr Stolte. 12-year-old boy rushes to aid of car accident victims in Yishun, Singapore News. SINGAPORE - A 12-year-old boy who rushed to the aid of victims of a car accident in Yishun on Tuesday (May 31) said he did so as other passers-by were "too busy taking pictures with their phones instead of helping". Yishun Primary School student Ashvin Gunasegaran was walking home from school with several classmates when they heard a "loud boom" behind them as they crossed the road.

Turning around, they saw two cars had collided just metres away at the junction of Yishun Ring Road and Yishun Avenue 2. While his friends told him to stay away as it was "too dangerous", Ashvin said he ran over to the drivers of each car after seeing that no adults were coming forward to offer assistance. "It was my first instinct - I felt I had to check if they were okay and if they needed an ambulance," he told The Straits Times. "One of the drivers was pregnant, she said she was not injured but asked for my help in finding her glasses. "What I did wasn't special - it was just the right thing to do. " Straitstimes. SINGAPORE - Mr Syed Zukarnain and his wife were giving a lift to a man and his pregnant wife who were heading to the hospital to deliver their baby. But caught in morning traffic, the baby girl simply couldn't wait - she was born in their car, 15 minutes away from Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Off-duty SCDF paramedic jumps to aid of a jogger who collapsed along Woodlands Drive, Singapore News.

SINGAPORE - An off-duty paramedic leapt to the assistance of a male jogger who collapsed along 1 Woodlands Drive 64 on Tuesday morning around 8am.

Off-duty SCDF paramedic jumps to aid of a jogger who collapsed along Woodlands Drive, Singapore News

The male paramedic, who was passing by, attempted to resuscitate the middle-aged jogger, who had no pulse and was not breathing. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said in a statement on Facebook that they received a call for ambulance assistance at 8:05am, and dispatched the nearest available ambulance. The SCDF said the off-duty paramedic "administered Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) while asking a member of public to get an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) from a nearby school.

" "Two shocks of the AED were administered by him to the patient as part of the cardiac arrest resuscitation procedure before the SCDF ambulance arrived. Upon arriving at the scene, both paramedics observed the patient had a strong pulse and was breathing," the statement added. The patient was sent to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH), arriving at around 8:30am. How to be kinder to strangers in Singapore, Opinion News. The Charities Aid Foundation recently released the World Giving Index 2017, which provides insight into the scope and nature of giving around the world.

Based on data collected from the Gallup World Poll, the index, which polled 1,000 individuals in each representative country, revealed two surprising facts. Myanmar, Indonesia and Kenya turned out to be among the most charitable countries, even though they have a huge number of their populations living below the poverty line. Being poor does not stop one from being generous. Wealthy countries such as the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the United Arab Emirates also feature in the top 10. Myanmar, the top country for four years in a row, has a poor human rights record, in part because of its treatment of the Rohingya Muslims. Singapore, ranked 30, is behind Indonesia (2), Myanmar (1) and Thailand (15), but streets ahead of Cambodia (134), Vietnam (116) and the Philippines (54) in Asean. Changing our mindset.