The Bystander Effect: Upstander Verses Bystander

Aymes Sarah
5 min readDec 24, 2019

Running into the fire instead of away from it

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The bystander effect is when several people are present at the time of an emergency, but no one steps in to help the person in need. It is believed that the more people who are present during an emergency, the less likely people are to be proactive and help the victim.

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Aymes Sarah

Aymes is a freelance writer, social media manager, and published author. She co-owns a site ( www.personalsafetyschool.com ) with safety guide and tips!