In this section, you’ll learn about the bystander effect*, why people might not always feel able to help, what motivates people to help and how you can put kindness into action.
*The bystander effect describes a situation where many people see someone in need of help but no-one steps forward to help. We know that once people understand the bystander effect and barriers to action, they are more likely to help someone in need of first aid.
- Learn about the bystander effect
- Understand why people might not feel able to help
- Think about what motivates people to help others
- Feel able to help someone in need of first aid
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Watch this film to find out about the bystander effect:
In your own words, write down or discuss what is meant by the bystander effect:
Explore what motivates people to help others and discover your own helping qualities.
Learn and practise how to keep safe, use coping skills and look after your wellbeing when helping others.