An image from a police body camera shows bystanders including Darnella Frazier, third from right, filming a Minneapolis police officer pressing his knee on George Floyd’s neck.
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A game theory expert explains why a witness to a troubling situation who is in a group may feel a lesser sense of personal responsibility than a single individual.
Waze depends on users to voluntarily upload information about traffic accidents and road closures.
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Research suggests apps could be designed in ways so that the ‘bystander effect’ doesn’t kick in and demotivate people from contributing to public goods.
At least half of campus sexual assaults involve alcohol use.
At least half of campus sexual assaults involve alcohol. But prevention programs at US colleges and universities don’t address what that means for bystanders.
Sex education in some American high schools is evolving to include to curb sexual assaults.
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Incorporating lessons on healthy sexual behavior into sex ed classes and special prevention programs for youth could be key to reducing sexual violence, experts say.
If you see something, say something.
Research shows that few people take a stand when they witness sexual harassment. Until that changes, this predatory behavior will haunt American workplaces.
The Enhanced Assess, Acknowledge, Act (EAAA) Sexual Assault Resistance program is the only campus education program proven to decrease sexual assault.
A program developed by a University of Windsor professor significantly reduces a woman’s risk of rape on campus. It also focuses on communicating sexual desires.
Women are more likely to intervene than men.
Preventing sexual violence is everyone’s responsibility, but we need to be careful about how we do it.
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