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Artist Illustrates What To Do If You Witness Hate Speech Or Harassment

“If you see someone being attacked or bullied, resist the bystander effect and do something about it," one expert says.

from The Huffington Post

Artist Illustrates What To Do If You Witness Hate Speech Or Harassment

“If you see someone being attacked or bullied, resist the bystander effect and do something about it," one expert says.

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According to wikipedia; "The bystander effect, or bystanderapathy, is a social psychological phenomenon that refers to cases in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. The probability of help is inversely related to the number of bystanders."

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10 Notorious Cases of the Bystander Effect....This just made me incredibly sad!!!! Why!? What the fudge is wrong with people! I hope to heavens you never see my face or name in stories like this!

This is an example of the bystander effect. The people walking in this video have several reasons not to help them man lying on the ground. The reasons range from giving excuses for his behavior ("he's drunk"), which to them is not a really important reason to help him, to putting the responsibility on others ("I'm sure someone else will handle it").