Bystander Effect or Apathy refers to the psychological phenomenon wherein people in large groups tend to ignore someone in need. One of the reasons pointed out towards this is the diffusion of responsibility. In large groups, people tend to think someone will help and the responsibility isn’t their alone. There can be manifold effects of bystander effect on children. A few of them are:
They learn what they see. So if the adults around them are behaving as if nothing has happened to a situation that requires action, they will automatically have that in their brain for their lives. Naturally, one of the cures of the bystander effect is showing people what helping someone in need does. Devoid of that, even adults are less likely to improve. Children, on the other hand, are learning the ways of the world. They learn from the adults around.