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The Bystander Effect

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The Bystander Effect is a social phenomenon where a person's willingness to help another person in need is being affected by the presence of others around.

In other words, a person is less willing to help someone in need when there are more people around.

Till date, the Bystander Effect is still prominent in our society. What are the effects and impacts of the Bystander Effect, and how does it impact us? Understanding the Bystander Effect. Untitled. Untitled. Kitty Genovese. Kitty Genovese Murder Case Analysis & The Bystander Effect. 150 minutes of terror: Richmond gang rape case. Timeline of Richmond High School gang rape case. Following is a timeline of the Richmond High School gang-rape case involving a 16-year-old girl attacked outside a homecoming dance on Oct. 24, 2009: Oct. 24, 2009: A 16-year-old sophomore girl at Richmond High School leaves a homecoming dance and begins drinking with a group of males in a dark campus courtyard.

Timeline of Richmond High School gang rape case

Authorities say she is robbed, beaten, raped and otherwise sexually abused for more than two hours before officers learn of the assault. Police make arrests over the next several days. October and November 2009: Elvis Josue Torrentes, 21, Manuel Ortega, 19, Jose Carlos Montano, 18, Marcelles Peter, 17, Ari Morales, 16, and Cody Ray Smith, 15, are charged with participating in the attack. Man slashed & robbed at Tanglin Halt claims witnesses "did nothing to help" - Mothership.SG - News from Singapore, Asia and around the world. A 58-year-old man was recently arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of armed robbery.

Man slashed & robbed at Tanglin Halt claims witnesses "did nothing to help" - Mothership.SG - News from Singapore, Asia and around the world

On Oct. 13, the suspect slashed another man with a fruit knife near Tanglin Halt Road, and managed to get away with the victim's mobile phone as well. The suspect was arrested on the same day and was subsequently charged in court two days after the incident. However, a Facebook post which surfaced recently revealed more details of what had happened that evening. One Kyle Huang Junyuan shared that he was with a group of friends at Tanglin Halt Market on the evening of Oct. 13. They then spotted a blood trail leading to the hawker centre's toilet, and the trail appeared fresh. Following it, they came across a middle-aged looking man holding a few bags of groceries and "bleeding profusely" from the hand.

According to Huang, the injury "didn't look life-threatening but the bleeding didn’t seem like it was going to stop any time soon. " You can view the original post here. Or read his full story here: TODAYonline. I refer to the news reports of the fatal traffic accident on Sunday (Dec 29) at Lucky Plaza.


I applaud the Good Samaritans who unselfishly helped to lift up the car, pulled the victims out and attended to them. These are acts of true heroism. They encourage us to lend help to accident victims when needed and show that there are still compassionate people who don’t respond to accidents by whipping out their phones first to take videos and photos to circulate to their friends. 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. "I didn't want to get involved" How the Death of Kitty Genovese Birthed 911 and Neighborhood Watches. The legacy of Kitty Genovese is grim and still resonates more than 50 years since her infamous murder.

How the Death of Kitty Genovese Birthed 911 and Neighborhood Watches

Genovese, 28, was walking to her Kew Gardens, Queens apartment from her car when 29-year-old Winston Moseley stalked, attacked, raped and murdered her about 3:15 a.m. on March 13, 1964. Genovese had come home from working the late shift at a Queens bar and parked in the nearby Long Island Rail Road parking lot. She had only 100 feet to walk until she reached her door, located in an alleyway near the rear of the building, when Moseley approached her.

She was hurt and bleeding in the MRT – then a kind stranger defied the bystander effect to help - The Pride. How To Counteract The Bystander Effect - University of Pittsburgh Student EMS. Counteracting The Bystander Effect It is a beautiful spring day in Oakland.

How To Counteract The Bystander Effect - University of Pittsburgh Student EMS

There are just a few weeks left until summer break and everyone is ready to go home. You are in Cathy studying and you see that the person a few tables over seems to be passed out. You notice they haven't moved in hours. Hundreds of people have walked by and seem to take notice but no one has done anything. Return To PITTect Your Friends HomePage. 5 Effective Tips to Overcome the Bystander Effect.

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5 Effective Tips to Overcome the Bystander Effect

It's a social dynamic that affects almost everyone when an observed conflict is either ignored or worse, reinforced by the failure to act by those observing. An example of this would be a number of people in a park observing a man trying to take a woman's purse, yet doing nothing to report the crime or to deter the criminal by drawing attention to their actions. The sad fact is that most of us are vulnerable to this condition of non-action; but fortunately, there are things you can do to negate or minimize the impact. Here are a few tips for overcoming the bystander effect. 1. People tend to take action more often when they feel that someone is more worthy of their attention. The lesson to take from this is: when you are not taking any sort of action to be helpful, consider your reasons carefully. 2.

That's right. 3. 4. Many times, people want to do something but they feign indifference in the belief that someone else will step in. "What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the bystander." - Elie Wiesel.