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Bystanders By: Katie Roth
nouna person present but not involved; chance spectator; onlooker.
'Bystanders don’t need to be superheroes. Sometimes they just need to speak up. During an attack and after an attack, that may be all that individuals need to reclaim their voices and reclaim their lives.'
Why they choose to be bystanders
- No one else is helping, so they don't feel they should be the one to help.
- They assume someone else will be the one to help.
- They don't want to "get involved'.
- They don't know how to help the victim
How to help
- Speak up!
- Comfort them afterwards
- Get your other friends to help
- Don't stand by and be a bystander.
People who should have helped
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