As­sum­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity, May 1

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - R.AGE -

A few months af­ter an In­done­sian worker suf­fer­ing from a stroke was left ig­nored for hours at a univer­sity cafe­te­ria, we did a story on dif­fu­sion of re­spon­si­bil­ity the­ory, oth­er­wise known as the by­stander effect – the more peo­ple there are in a crowd, the less likely we are to help a per­son in dis­tress. The ex­perts we spoke to said young peo­ple’s pre­oc­cu­pa­tion with so­cial me­dia will only make this phe­nom­e­non worse. Moral of the story? If you see some­one in trou­ble, help first, tweet later.

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