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bystander apathy

A social psychological phenomenon in which the more people there are viewing a crisis or crime, the less likely they are to offer aid to the victim(s). Also known as the bystander effect. Over 30 people saw the mugging take place, but due to bystander apathy, none of them intervened.
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bystander effect

A social psychological phenomenon in which the more people there are viewing a crisis or crime, the less likely they are to offer aid to the victim(s). Also known as bystander apathy. Over 30 people saw the mugging take place, but due to the bystander effect, none of them intervened.
See also: bystander, effect
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Given that the average EMS response time is approximately 7-15 minutes, a bystander is frequently a victim's best hope for survival.
Children in other racial groups were also less likely to receive bystander CPR than white children, the study authors said.
"However, thanks to quick-thinking bystanders starting CPR and the work of the event medical team, his heart had successfully been restarted just prior to our arrival.
(3) The need to encourage and enable voice with regard to preventing sex-based harassment is an implicit theme in the EEOC's report, which stated that "roughly three out of four individuals who experienced harassment never even talked to a supervisor, manager, or union representative about the harassing conduct." (5) The report noted that bystanders to harassment are also reluctant to voice concerns and that leaders play a central role in preventing harassment by changing norms in ways that encourage a sense of accountability, community, and shared responsibility for ending harassment.
The concept of bystander intervention is often associated with ways that people who aren't directly involved can intervene in cases of misconduct to possibly discourage, interrupt or prevent a situation.
Fortunately, the bystanders noticed the incident and immediately chased the fleeing suspect.
"We teamed up with Mobilize Rescue Systems not only because they offer a fantastic system, but also because they offer lifesaving content on their smartphone app that empowers bystanders to act during any emergency."
Recent investigations have sought to combat the bystander effect by training individuals to be active bystanders (Coker et al., 2016; Kleinsasser & Jouriles, 2014; Olweus & Limber, 2012).
They found that overall, bystanders administered CPR in 37 percent of cardiac events in varied locations.
The campaign will highlight the role of bystanders in speaking out against such crimes and reporting them to police.
In the years since, many similar cases have emerged where bystanders, despite having the opportunity, fail to intervene - with catastrophic results.
In addition to the limited use of naloxone by laypersons, rapid bystander response to fentanyl overdose was inhibited by lack of bystanders (18%), spatial separation of decedents from bystanders (e.g., person was in another room of the house [58%]), lack of awareness of decedent's drug use by bystanders (24%), intoxication of bystanders who were present (12%), failure of bystanders to recognize overdose symptoms (11%), or bystander assumption that the decedent had gone to sleep (15%).
Most people (58.9%) believed they would not prosecute bystanders for liability if bystander CPR on their family members failed, 13.7% would, and 27.3% were not sure.
But he didn't just speak about memory for preservation's sake; Wiesel saw a utility in memory, in how it would inform the way bystanders would act in the face of oppression.