Diffusion of Reponsibility
What do you do when you hear screams or see someone hurt? Do you call 911, or do you just assume that someone has already done so? I would like you to take a look at the video below. I must warn you though, that the video can be disturbing:
It’s upsetting isn’t it? If that were you, wouldn’t you want someone to call 911 or check to see if you were okay? Of course you would. Did you notice that once that one concerned citizen walked over, everyone else started to come over as well? If that one brave and loyal citizen hadn’t of walked over, who knows when help would’ve be contacted.
The lesson to learn is if you see something, say something. No one is asking you to be a hero, but to contact those that can be the heroes, and if you are in the United States, we all know how you can contact them, 9-1-1.
Pass this article on to spread the message.