What is the 'Bystander Effect'? Well, in a nutshell, the bystander effect is when people witness something occuring that is immoral or potentially harmful to another person and rather than speaking up or providing assistance to the victim, they encourage the act with their silence or failure to take action. For children, this is manifested most commonly in the issue of bullying.
Bullying has become an important concern in the last few years and thankfully, it is getting some of the attention that it needs through social media and local news outlets. How can you help to prevent the bystander effect in your children so that they are not contributing to this problem? Here are tips that you can teach children to help combat this issue.