The bystander effect

29 09 2010

Help your students be better interveners–and get help more effectively when they need it. Check out this article on “Why and How We Help.”

Among the fascinating nuggets:
“Bystanders can also break the norm and in this way break the power of the group to ignore a victim’s pleas for help. In a large study of schoolchildren in the third to fifth grades, vulnerable children were less likely to be victimized in classrooms when other children defended them.”

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