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What is the “bystander effect” and how can one person counteract it?
level: Middle School
What is the bystander effect?
What are some reasons bystanders might think they shouldn’t help someone in need?
What is “diffusion of responsibility”? How does it relate to Neiko’s analogy about Superman and Batman?
Dr. Zimbardo talks about breaking the bystander effect with the “power of one.” What does he mean by that?
Elizabeth Banks talks about the importance of courage. How can you work up the courage to help others?
If a situation seems too dangerous to step in, what are examples of other ways you can help?
Now that you know about the bystander effect, how would you define a bystander revolution?
How can one person start a bystander revolution?