Bystander apathy is a social psychological phenomenon that refers to cases in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. Powys says, ‘the silence was deafening. I still can’t get over the silence of it all’ as the young girl was being verbally attacked in front of a carriage full of people. In theory, most people would like to think that they would get involved but remain silent. Silence in the face of these attacks indicates an implicit condoning of such incidents.’

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